After a lot of hard work and planning, a Mike Ashley/Wonga free Newcastle shirt has been revealed to the world.
Going on sale later tonight, the shirt will give Newcastle fans a choice of a stylish black and white shirt, free of a sponsor that many despise, which just as importantly for many, means no further money going into the coffers of Mike Ashley.
Here at The Mag we are happy to give our support to the concept and the message behind the shirt, you can’t choose whether or not to be a Newcastle United fan but you can choose where you spend your money.
The Official Release Statement from ‘The Magpie Brand’
Today we launch The Magpie Brand and its first product The Magpie Shirt – available at www.themagpiebrand.co.uk later this evening.
The Magpie Shirt is priced at just £27.74 for adult sizes and just under £23.74 for the youth sizes, which is cost price (including UK delivery). This offers amazing value when you consider the price of the official offering.
Thousands of supporters look on with embarrassment and disgust at the current Wonga clad black, blue and white replica kits. For many, they are simply not an attractive or financially viable option that represents them – the proud members, supporters and lifeblood of Newcastle United. The Magpie Shirt strengthens the ties between the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the club so that each and every supporter can feel a sense of belonging and pride in their football team once again.
The shirt encompasses a magpie logo, known all over the world as synonymous with Newcastle United and red shield with three silver castles, the main insignia on the city coat of arms and its oldest known representation, depicting the unbreakable ties between the club and the city so sadly damaged under the current ownership of Newcastle United.
Sports Direct and Mike Ashley do not deserve any more supporters’ money and we strongly feel that advertising a legal loan shark is wholly inappropriate, especially on shirts for children and The Magpie Shirt offers a viable alternative.
The Magpie Brand and The Magpie Shirt is affiliated with the Newcastle United Supporters Trust, AshleyOut.Com, Mike Ashley Out Campaign, Gallowgate Shots, True Faith and THE MAG.