Win Win – Newcastle United 69 Minute Walkout And 3-0 Victory
Newcastle beat the worst team in the league 3-0 and fans staged a successful walkout to make their point to Mike Ashley – a real win win result.
Supporters today came together and respected each other’s point of view – if you stayed in St.James’ Park then no problem, but special thanks to everybody who walked out of the ground to send the message to Newcastle’s owner.
A social media driven drive to get fans to leave on 60 minutes proved a minor success with maybe around a thousand leaving the ground and I must admit I then had reservations about exactly how many would respond to the call to leave on 69 minutes, (19)69 being the last time we won a trophy.
I can only say a big thank you to everybody who then left with 21 minutes to go, no doubt different people will claim different figures but I would guess somewhere between five and ten thousand vacated their seats and left the ground in a dignified way.
No doubt things won’t change overnight but everything has a starting point – Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither did Newcastle United have fresh life breathed into it.
— Ian Mearns MP (@IanMearnsMP) May 3, 2014
— Simon Bird (@SimonBird_) May 3, 2014
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