Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given’s son entered his live interview on Sky Sports to kiss the Magpie’s badge after the acquisition was confirmed.
The 45-year-old was talking about the Saudi-led union and how the January window could be used to bring in ‘some big signatures’.
Given’s son interrupted wearing a Newcastle top – where he was born – shouting ‘Come on’.
The former shot-stopper couldn’t contain his laughter but apologized for the interruption.
He said: “Sorry, my son has just moved there. He was born in Newcastle, so he got his Newcastle top back to celebrate the takeover.
“He was born at RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital), which is not far from St James’s Park, so he is very excited.
“Their attitude is probably the same as all the fans in Newcastle tonight. They are just excited and happy that it has happened so far because it has been a long process.
“The other owners may have walked away from the deal because there were too many obstacles for them to finish.
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“I think it’s a relief for everyone involved with the club that the deal has actually been done and fans can dream again. It’s an exciting time.”
Although Newcastle fans are happy to see Mike Ashley’s back, the former boss insisted ‘money was not my only consideration’.
He told SunSport’s Martin Lipton: “I would like to know that I had received a high offer for the club which I accepted.
“It was from another reputed bidder who made a credible case.
“But I felt the bid we accepted from the current new owners would provide the best for Newcastle United.
“Money wasn’t my only consideration. There were times I stepped in financially to keep Newcastle United afloat.
“We made sure the salary bills were paid when we went down so we could bounce back straight away.
“No one was happier than me when we got instant promotions.”
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