Floyd Mayweather to buy Newcastle United…

These have been the headlines the past 24 hours or so.

The quotes below were ran by The Star newspaper on Sunday and repeated around the world.

Floyd Mayweather saying he had been to Newcastle before (when on a speaking tour) and it was a great place to have a night out, which of course then leads to interest in buying Newcastle United…

To be fair, it did conjure up images of Mike Ashley in his early days at St James Park, heading off down the Bigg Market in his Newcastle shirt after a Toon game and buying everybody a pint.

The Star aren’t renowned for underplaying their stories, making something out of next to nothing is pretty standard stuff for them. The bigger the headline, the smaller the story etc.

So this one is all a little bit strange.

Whilst everybody else is now making the Floyd Mayweather to buy NUFC story headline news, The Star actually had it hidden away on the inside pages, not even making it a headline on that page, never mind the front or back pages.

Floyd Mayweather is always keen to have his name in the media and has also previously claimed he wants to buy basketball franchise the Los Angeles Lakers.

This story is a bit of enjoyable nonsense to help fill in the international break but I bet The Star are wondering how they missed such an open goal by not making the enjoyable nonsense, their headline news.

Maybe they will do, when they break the news this summer that Floyd Mayweather (and Cristiano Ronaldo…) have actually signed up to the Newcastle United soccer franchise…

The Floyd Mayweather quotes carried by The Star:

“I love Newcastle.

“Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world.

“I met some of the players last year and they are good guys.

“I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports…but I invest with my head not my heart.”

“Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money.

“But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looked over it and went ‘Floyd, that can make money,’ then I would invest.

“Soccer might not be my game but I’ve got connections everywhere.

“Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.”

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  • Leazes.

    Another way to fill the international gap is to repeat ‘fake news’ as a story.

    • Wor Lass

      At least it wasn`t sponsored by Bet Victor … was it?

  • Wor Lass

    As international break time-killers go, this one is a bit funnier and more interesting than most.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    No one will buy Newcastle as they have not got the money or if they did the money to buy top class players. Ashley will be here for years to come so better to get off his back and he might put more money in.

    • MadMag83

      Get off his back? It’s about time he got off his fat ar$e!

      • Cockneytrev

        I wish somebody would put him on his back!!!!!!

        • MadMag83

          That’s where Mayweather comes in 👊

  • robbersdog

    “Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.”

    FFS – they should’ve held this article back until April Fools Day!

  • MadMag83

    Ronaldo coming to Newcastle would certainly finish his career off!

  • pedrodelgardo

    I heard that the tooth fairy had signed non disclosure forms. she is just a front for an organisation run by rumplestiltskin according to HP and red sauces.

  • Damon Horner

    Even if Mayweather doesn’t buy the club (which is obviously likely), I’d just be content with him “negotiating” a bit with Ashley.

  • Lord

    And in other fake news, Frank Bruno expresses an interest in Portsmouth FC as he ‘had a nice day out along the seafront’.

    • Rich Lawson

      Went 12 rounds with a seagull over his ice cream and lost,doh !

      • Coble’s Return

        I had a seagull take a pie out of my hand on the Quayside once. I got such a fright and just shouted “B*stard” at the pilfering bird. However, it flew off that quickly that when people nearby turned to see what the commotion was, they just saw me standing alone and swearing at my empty hand.

        Totally irrelevant story, I know, but at least with more truth than the garbage above.

        • Rich Lawson

          Would be a better story if it was Frank Bruno trying to nick your pie ! (and he was swearing at his empty hand)

          • Scott Robinson

            Would be better again if Ant was the one who stole it and then crashed the getaway car, hence the police searching the car for the said pie as Ant swore it was there in his empty hand! Hence a visit to the cells and the then the nut house…explains it all.

          • Rich Lawson

            And he was being chased by Darren Gibson !

  • Mike

    class …..

  • Rich Lawson

    Go on Floyd ! Why not,the purchase price is less than his champagne bill on a typical Saturday night out.It actually seems less mad than him fighting the Irish loony again under UFC rules ?

  • Paul Patterson

    More likely to be bought out by Ant and Dec. They’ll have some time free in the near future . .

    • Rich Lawson

      Was Ant in a spitting match with Darren Gibson when he went off the road ?