Newcastle United co-owner fires brutal dig at UEFA after ‘disgusting’ PSG decision

A controversial late Kylian Mbappe penalty denied Newcastle United a famous win in Paris.

Following the disputed 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night, Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi lashed out at UEFA.

Following Alexander Isak’s 24th-minute opener, the Magpies were seconds away from securing a historic triumph at the Parc des Princes until the hosts were awarded a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

A cross from Ousmane Dembele struck Tino Livramento’s chest before striking the top of his arm. PSG’s appeals were first dismissed by referee Szymon Marciniak, but VAR officials instructed the Polish official to reconsider the judgment at the pitchside monitor.


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Marciniak then pointed to the spot, which Kybappe converted to deprive Newcastle a stunning win in Paris, one that would have pushed them up to second in Group F ahead of the last matchday against AC Milan at home.
Several pundits, including Magpies legend Alan Shearer, called the decision “disgusting.” Social media generated a lot of buzz, and the Specsavers PR team spotted an opportunity to capitalize.

In response to the UEFA Champions League’s full-time post on X, Specsavers stated of the penalty decision, “Are you free for a long and serious chat?”

And the reaction prompted Ghodoussi to respond, saying, “Can you make them an appointment, please?”

“I’m at a loss for words,” Ghodoussi continued. I’m very proud of our boys…they gave it their all yet again on that pitch. These boys are extraordinary @nufc #nufc @ChampionsLeague

“To our away supporters, thank you and stay safe tonight – get home safely.”

Newcastle’s chances of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League are over thanks to the late goal.

Eddie Howe’s men must outperform PSG in the final round of games to advance to the next round. The Red Devils host AC Milan at St James’ Park, while the French champions visit Borussia Dortmund.


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