Earlier this week, the Ashley Out campaign group released a statement encouraging all supporters going to Sunday’s match, to ‘Occupy SJP’, at the end of the West Ham game.
The idea being to show a worldwide TV audience the depth of feeling against the Newcastle United owner, from the supporters.
Checking the Newcastle United website this morning, a look online at the match tickets still available shows very few left.
West Ham have taken 3,000 tickets which has been helped by the Hammers subsiding tickets by £10, meaning for example that Under 18s are only paying £3!
So a full house looks on the cards as the fans attempt to drag this disgraced collection of players over the proverbial ‘line’.
The bottom line anyway is that the only viable plan against Mike Ashley is to support the team during the game and not disrupt it, as per the Ashley Out statement below.
Then rather than protests outside St. James’ Park before or after the game, let’s show Mike Ashley our feelings after the match is over INSIDE SJP, when hopefully we are still in the Premier League despite Ashley’s best efforts to relegate the club.
This is part of a statement by the AshleyOut.com campaign group:
Whatever the result of the game and the outcome of the “battle” against relegation, during and following any lap of ‘honour’ that might or might not take place, we will continue to occupy the ground after the final whistle and we urge all Newcastle United supporters to join us in this form of protest, which has been cleared with Northumbria Police.
Bring your flags, bring your banners and most importantly bring your voices. Together we will make it clear that enough is enough and demand – on the worldwide platform that is Sky Sports – that the man ultimately responsible for the club’s demise into mediocrity, Mike Ashley himself, puts the club up for sale with immediate effect to “a worthy custodian of such a fine football club”, which is how he said he judged potential takeover parties when he first took the club off the market in 2008.
We have no specific protests planned to take place during the game so as not to disrupt the outcome in any way, shape or form.