Mike Ashley and Newcastle United have been slaughtered by supporters after rushing out an official club statement only an hour following a Channel 4 expose on Sports Direct.
The programme showing the disgraceful way Ashley’s company operates in relation to its staff and customers, with an undercover reporter secretly filming behind the scenes.
NUFC/Ashley rushed out the following juts after 10pm on Monday night:
The Club has noted the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme aired tonight (Monday, 27th April) and in particular the reference to the terms of the retail relationship between the Club and Sports Direct.
The Club is extremely disappointed no-one from Channel 4 contacted the Club for comment.
The information broadcast is wholly inaccurate and the Club will provide further information and clarification tomorrow (Tuesday, 28th April).
As soon as the statement went out, Newcastle supporters were quick to reply via Twitter…
‘Do you lot honestly expect people to believe a word you come out with?’
‘Put out a statement as soon as it affects SD don’t you. God forbid HIS main company has its image tarnished…’
‘I sense panic!! Hahaha’
‘If only you reacted as quickly to sacking inept pathetic thug managers!’
‘Wow statement within minutes of anything potentially negative surrounding SD. But when it comes to nufc who gives a f*** right????’
‘How comes you don’t come out with statements that fast re: other nufc matters??’
‘CHRIST!! You sharp put out a statement when it affects the barrow boy’s pride & joy!! Shame you’re not as quick when it affects ours!’
‘Is the person who writes the club statements currently busy eating a pie?
‘After that programme saying how much people are deceived and lied too…no one is gunna believe what they say.’
‘There’s more chance of Michelle Keegan knocking on my door than anyone believing a word you lot say.’
‘Could you also provide some clarification on the missing points from last 7 games and lack of communication from the club #muppets.’