美因茨不顧球迷抗議將與紐卡斯爾進行季前友誼賽

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美因茨不顧球迷抗議將與紐卡斯爾進行季前友誼賽

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德甲球隊美因茨將對紐卡斯爾進行季前賽,儘管有球迷抗議這家英國俱樂部的沙特阿拉伯老闆。

它還表示,該國的 "政策與美因茨05的價值觀和使命宣言截然相反"。

美因茨說,由於 "合同 "原因,取消比賽是 "不可行的"。

它還說,7月18日在奧地利的比賽將繼續進行,因為它 "對他們的季前準備工作很重要",但它將與球迷見面討論這個問題。

美因茨董事會成員Christian Heidel說。"如果我們不履行我們的合同義務,這可能會給我們帶來嚴重的法律和經濟後果"。

自去年10月沙特阿拉伯的公共投資基金(PIF)接管俱樂部以來,紐卡斯爾的所有權模式一直備受爭議。

人權組織表示,此舉是為了 "體育洗白 "國家的形象,美因茨球迷組織對此表示贊同。

在接管俱樂部時,紐卡斯爾的所有者必須向英超聯賽提供 "具有法律約束力的保證",即國家不會控制俱樂部,儘管穆罕默德-本-薩勒曼王儲也是PIF的主席。

美因茨的支持者組織說,它想利用計劃中的比賽作為一個機會,"提醒美因茨在其使命聲明中的價值觀....,其中,除其他外,民主價值觀和反對排斥和歧視的進攻性態度是核心要素"。

它補充說:"我們回顧,沙特阿拉伯不僅是一個絕對的君主制國家,其公民的民主參與沒有任何地位,而且是一個基本人權被系統地忽視的國家。

"通過對紐卡斯爾聯隊進行友誼賽的決定,美因茨05隊正在發出一個信號......任務聲明的價值觀沒有約束力","還積極為沙特政權提供舞台,從而在政治上間接承認了它。

"我們呼籲美因茨05:表明立場!閱讀你們的使命宣言!取消對紐卡斯爾聯隊的比賽!"

美因茨主席Stefan Hofmann補充說:"我們沒有想到從一些球迷那裡得到的反應。我們尊重他們,並對出現這些擔憂感到遺憾,因為我們有責任與球迷一起作為一個大單位開始新的賽季。"


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Bundesliga side Mainz will play their pre-season fixture against Newcastle despite a fan protest about the English club's Saudi Arabian owners.

It also said the country's "policies are diametrically opposed to the values ​​and mission statement of Mainz 05."

Mainz said cancelling was "not feasible" for "contractual" reasons.

It also said the match in Austria on 18 July would go ahead because it was "important for their pre-season preparations" but it would meet with fans to discuss the issue.

Mainz board member Christian Heidel said: "Were we to not honour our contractual obligations this could have serious legal and economic consequences for us."

Newcastle's ownership model has been controversial since Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) took over at the club last October.

Human rights groups said the move is an attempt to "sports-wash" the country's image, which the Mainz fans' group agreed with.

Upon taking over the club, Newcastle's owners had to provide "legally-binding assurances" to the Premier League that the state would not control the club despite Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman also being the chair of PIF.

The Mainz supporters' group said it wanted to use the planned game as an opportunity to "remind Mainz of the values in its mission statement.... in which, among other things, democratic values ​​and an offensive attitude against exclusion and discrimination are central elements."

It added: "We recall that Saudi Arabia is not only an absolute monarchy in which democratic participation of its citizens has no place, but a country in which fundamental human rights are systematically disregarded.

"With the decision to play a friendly against Newcastle United, Mainz 05 is sending a signal... that the values ​​of the mission statement are not binding" and "also actively offers the Saudi regime a stage and thus indirectly recognises it politically.

"We call on Mainz 05: Take a stand! Read your mission statement! Cancel the game against Newcastle United!"

Mainz chairman Stefan Hofmann added: "We didn't expect the reaction we got from some fans. We respect them and regret that these concerns have arisen because it's our responsibility to start the new season as one big unit together with our fans."

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