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Newcastle fans behind #IfRafaGoesWeGo support/protest group release statement explaining who they are

1 year ago
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Yet another crisis under Mike Ashley and yet another Newcastle fans initiative has emerged to try and challenge the darkness this club owner continually casts over Newcastle United.

Earlier today we brought you the new  hashtag (#IfRafaGoesWeGo) that has gone viral, following the launch of Twitter account @IfRafaGoesWeGo on Thursday, overnight it now already has over 4,300 followers.

Of course, seeing this hashtag/Twitter account won’t have Mike Ashley instantly crying into his five pairs of white socks for a quid, but everything starts somewhere.

Earlier I speculated whether this would prove to be more than a focus for fans to vent their fury and frustration.

Those behind the new initiative have now appeared to indicate that they are prepared to make this not just a growing hashtag and focus for discontent – but with perhaps a building new pressure/protest group to come.

With fans having asked what this is all abut, the initiators of #IfRafaGoesWeGo have attempted to explain exactly what they are all about.

Explanatory statement from #IfRafaGoesWeGo :

‘A lot of people have asked who we are.

We are fans of Newcastle United.

We love our club. We love our city.

We are a fans movement.

We are a platform for your voice.

We want to be a force for change.

We want to inspire action.

We are you.

We are brothers and sisters.

We are mams and dads.

We are grandparents and grandchildren.

We are friends.

We are best mates.

We’ve had enough of Ashley and the way he runs our club.

We respect and value Rafa Benitez.

We think (we fear) this could be his last season as our manager.

We will do everything we can to keep him here.

Failing that, if he goes we go.

Enough is enough.

We are United.’

So give @IfRafaGoesWeGo a follow and help spread #IfRafaGoesWeGo

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