Mike Ashley has had his minions fighting a shambolic PR offensive against the fan boycott of the Spurs match on Sunday.
The predictable shameless figures have been rolled out to get the message out that supporters should go to the games, the players need them, it’s what proper fans do etc etc.
John Carver himself has said that if he was just a fan he would go to the Spurs match ‘…because he supports the team’.
Not content with wheeling out the peripheral figures, Mike Ashley has also clearly sent the message down to get the players to do their bit.
Various members of the team and squad have asked the fans to not boycott becaus ethey need their support etc etc.
If they had any sense they should just keep their heads down and get on with the job of trying to win football matches, something they have pathetically failed to do for most of this season.
Three wins in the last nineteen matches is shocking and they shouldn’t be getting into the whys and wherefores of whether fans come to the game or stay away.
One of the most blatant examples of the using of the players has emerged on Twitter, with an image looking as if it’s been clearly prepared by the club for Mehdi Abeid to use, with a plea to come to the game.