Premier League club owner launches defence of Osama Bin Laden’s family

By Mirror: Thursday, September 19th 2019 at 19:32 GMT +3 | Sports
Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah [Courtesy]

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah has defended the family of world-renowned terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

It was revealed earlier this year that Sheffield United had been funded by a loan from the relatives of the former Al-Qaeda leader. 

Prince Abdullah is believed to have a close relationship with some of the Bin Laden family members, and the Sheffield United owner has revealed he would be happy to conduct business in the future. 

The Saudi Prince has today hit back at critics, arguing that business with the Bin Laden family is not bad like many suggest. 

He claimed: "I get offended when people think Bin Laden is a bad name.

“It’s a really good family. It had a black sheep as most families do, but its a really respectable family and if I do business with them again, I’d be happy to.” 

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Abdullah then went on to defend the family name of Bin Laden, who was killed in 2011.

He stated: “I’m usually tolerant but when people talk about Bin Laden as a dirty family I get offended.

"It’s not my family to support but I think its the right thing to say.”

The Blades owner also stood by his decision of trying to help the family buy shares in the club.

He said: “I was trying to help Kevin sell his shares, and the million they put down was a down payment to give them tie to do due diligence.

"If they decided not to buy, the money was to be used a loan for a year without any interest.” 

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