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Time to hit Mike Ashley where it hurts

10 months ago
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No I’m not suggesting kicking him in the wotsits, or in any way threatening violence against the smug, arrogant, bombastic, cockney puke.

I’m also not suggesting we deny ourselves our god given right as paid up members of the Geordie nation to turn up and support the black and whites on match days.

I’m not even advocating that anyone should deny themselves some cheap trackies or trainers by refusing to shop in the Mike Ashley stores (what’s the point).

However, after 11 long dark years of this fat imbecile, enough is enough,

It’s time to stop our ongoing collective whingeing and en masse make a concerted, coordinated effort to rid ourselves of this tyrannical idiot.

It is apparent to anyone who loves our magnificent club, that Ashley is not in the least bit interested in our views and cares not one jot about what we shout inside the ground on match days.

All Mike Ashley cares about is the brand he has spent his life building. Ashley is one of life’s users, unfortunately his ownership/ use of NUFC gives him a perfect platform to enjoy free global advertising of his Sports Direct brand, why then would he ever want to sell up?

The only thing that is going to get Ashley’s attention is hurting what he loves most. A good start could be peaceful, lawful, energetic protest outside Sports Direct on every single home match day and where possible extend the exercise to away games.

A minor irritation maybe, however the ongoing poor publicity this action would inevitably generate would not be good for Mike Ashley or the Sports Direct brand.

This activity would need scale (200/300 people) and it would also require imagination, energy, enthusiasm and determination.

Imagine 30 minutes of a loud boisterous Gallowgate flag waving crowd in front of his Northumberland Street Store encouraging Mr Ashley to politely get-out of our club.

Let’s take our protest away from St James Park, as that’s our place and we love it.

Instead take it to Ashley’s retail operation as it would irritate the life out of him and make me feel I was in some small way hurting what Ashley loved most.

If you’re up for this let’s use @IfRafaGoesWeGo to coordinate.

#IfRafaGoesWeGo
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