Plans have been announced for ‘Boycott Spurs’, many fans saying enough is enough and encouraging the fanbase to leave their seats empty for the visit of Tottenham and the Sky TV cameras.
The calls for a match boycott appeared first on social media at Twitter account @NUFC_Stats and coincided with the launch of website ashleyout.com, a follow on to the sackpardew one that came into being towards the start of this season.
The people behind ‘ashleyout’ have put a bit more flesh on the idea of ‘Boycott Spurs’ and explained what plans have been made for the day of action. This is the info that has appeared on the ashleyout.com website:
‘AshleyOut.com notes with interest the call, originating from @NUFC_Stats and endorsed by many, for a boycott of the Tottenham Hotspur game due to be televised by Sky Sports from St. James’ Park on Sunday 19th April at 4pm.
AshleyOut.com will actively participate in this boycott and promote any such action, endeavouring to provide materials, manpower and publicity.
This is a perfect example of the sort of direct action AshleyOut.com always planned to encourage and support. We will work alongside all supporters and supporter representatives to ensure the protest is successful.
We would like to invite you to join us for a visual and audible protest in Leazes Park starting 30 minutes before kick-off (3:30pm) and continuing until full-time, followed by a post game protest under the Milburn Stand, for which protest materials will be provided.
While encouraging as many as possible to participate, our primary motivation will always be to unite fans in action against Ashley both inside and outside the stadium.
Each of us has our own personal motivation for deciding to join the boycott of this particular game as a form of protest or not and we respect that.
If you feel you cannot miss the game for whatever reason, but sympathise with our protest, we would encourage you to join us for the pre-match protest at the Leazes end, where we can provide you with protest materials to express your discontent with Mike Ashley inside the stadium, and to join us for the post game protest under the Milburn Stand.
Whether people choose to boycott or attend the match, apathy is no longer a viable option.’