Newcastle United on Wednesday "kindly requested" their own supporters to stop wearing Arab clothing during games at a time when the fans would not normally wear those clothes.

This concerns traditional Arab clothing or Middle Eastern-inspired headwear, Newcastle United writes in a statement on its own site.

Some supporters of the Premier League club had dressed up in this way in recent games because of the much-discussed takeover of Newcastle by a consortium from Saudi Arabia.

Newcastle said none of the new owners were offended.

The gesture towards the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media was recognized as positive and welcoming.

However, according to the club, it remains possible that that way of dressing is inappropriate by some supporters and risks causing offense to others, who wear the clothes precisely because of their religion or culture.

Newcastle's statement comes on the same day that the club decided to say goodbye to manager Steve Bruce.

The departure of the sixty-year-old Englishman was almost inevitable after the takeover.

Newcastle are currently 19th in the Premier League.

Several supporters have recently been seen wearing Arab clothing at Newcastle United.

Several supporters have recently been seen wearing Arab clothing at Newcastle United.

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