The Magpie Group have released a statement ahead of Saturday’s match against Arsenal.
Their pledge is that:
‘Protest action will not cease and will likely escalate until Mike Ashley sells Newcastle United Football Club to a fit and proper person.’
To achieve this end of course, they need the help of the wider fanbase.
The next step is tomorrow, ahead of the Arsenal match.
The Magpie Group inviting the NUFC fanbase to join them outside the official Newcastle United (Sports Direct) shop at St James Park for a peaceful protest.
The protest will run from 2.15pm to 2.45pm, leaving fans with plenty of time to get into St James Park if they have a ticket.
Magpie Group Statement:
The Magpie Group announce details of protest:
Peaceful protest action to take place on Saturday 15th September 2018 at 2.15pm outside of Newcastle United club shop run by Sports Direct at St James’ Park.
Magpie Group will lead proceedings and provide material. No entry into the store will take place. Relevant authorities have been informed.
Newcastle United supporters encouraged to take part in an audible and visible display of displeasure against Mike Ashley and his running of their football club.
The Magie Group, an alliance of Newcastle United supporter groups, organisations, and social media accounts, today announce protest action against Mike Ashley’s running of their football club.
A peaceful protest will take place outside of Newcastle United club shop run by Sports Direct at St James Park on Saturday 15 September at 2.15pm until 2.45pm. Thereafter full attention will turn to supporting Rafa Benítez and the team.
Representatives of the Magpie Group will be present in high-visibility jackets to lead proceedings and provide protest materials. There will be no entry into the store, and all relevant authorities have been informed of the group’s plans.
With Newcastle United’s third home game of the 2018/19 Premier League season against Arsenal kicking-off at 3pm, supporters are strongly encouraged to attend in order to help create an audible and visible display of dissatisfaction with Mike Ashley.
This is another of what The Magpie Group envisage to be many protests against Mike Ashley and his Sports Direct chain. Protest action will not cease and will likely escalate until Mike Ashley sells Newcastle United Football Club to a fit and proper person.
Mike Ashley is one man, we are a city. If you love United, stand united.