Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told Newcastle fans what they need to do to get rid of Mike Ashley.

Speaking on Radio 5 Live’s 606 programme after a Newcastle fan came on the show, the player tunred pundit said that complaining about Ashley was a waste of time.

To have any effect, Wright says twenty thousand or more fans need to stay away from matches:

“What was really quite annoying with Newcastle fans is the way that yes you are a one town club, you support the club and love the club…I suppose they will say the reason we went (rather than boycotting) is because we love the club and we want to support them.

“But if they genuinely feel that strongly about Mike Ashley then don’t go.”

Why should Mike Ashley do anything?:

“Don’t keep coming on the show and saying Mike Ashley…you know do things like and stuff like that, do something.

“Why should Mike Ashley do anything when he knows you are all going to turn up because you love the club so much.”

20,000 stay away:

“If twenty thousand stay away…the fans are doing something to say we love the club so much we’d rather not watch them because we hate the fact that you (Mike Ashley) are still here.

“We’d rather not watch and support them than come and watch, that is what Newcastle fans have to do.”

This morning we reported that the NUFC Fans Forum had at last collectively demanded a response from Mike Ashley as to the future of the club.

Much as I hate to say that I agree with Ian Wright about anything, I do think that when push comes to shove, to have any affect on the club’s owner, supporters are going to have to vote with their feet.

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