Amanda Staveley's husband apologises to Newcastle United fans for getting them excited after 'takeover' tweet

Mehrdad Ghodoussi, the husband of Amanda Staveley, has apologised after one of his tweets was latched onto by Newcastle United fans.
(Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)(Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Ghodoussi, whose wife is still bidding to purchase the Magpies alongside the Reuben brothers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, has been present on social media during the takeover bid.

And when he tweeted “Finally some good news!!! #upyourscovid #santascomingtotown” in response to a post by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this morning, some supporters got a tad excited.

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One reply read: “Don’t do that to me Mehrdad!! My heart nearly went into takeover overload!! #NUFC #NUFCTakeover”

Following a number of similar responses, Ghodoussi later tweeted: “Apologies for the last Tweet. Didn’t mean to give everyone a heart attack. #NUFC”