British Police said on Monday they will not take action against fans of Premier League side Crystal Palace after they displayed a banner at Selhurst Park last weekend that spoke out against Newcastle United's takeover by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium.
Newcastle was sold to a group consisting of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media earlier this month.
UPDATE: On Saturday, a member of the public contacted us to raise concerns about a banner displayed at the Crystal Palace vs Newcastle match at Selhurst Park.Following an assessment, officers have concluded that no offences have been committed. No further action will be taken.
— Croydon MPS (@MPSCroydon) October 25, 2021
The banner at Palace, unveiled during the sides' 1-1 draw, took aim at the league's ownership test and Croydon Metropolitan Police had said they would investigate.
"Following an assessment, officers have concluded that no offences have been committed. No further action will be taken," a police statement read.
Palace fan group Holmesdale Fanatics had said they were responsible for the banner.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru. Editing by Christian Radnedge)