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Did Mike Ashley make a V-Sign towards Newcastle fans? Vote now

5 months ago
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Mike Ashley isn’t happy.

The PR stunt on Wednesday night ended with the wrong kind of headlines.

Both fans and media astonished to see the owner lose his cool outside the restaurant and make a V with his fingers as Newcastle fans chanted ‘Where’s the money gone?’, only for Thursday night to see the NUFC owner release an official statement (see below) saying that to suggest he made a V-Sign was ‘inaccurate and irresponsible.’

The video and photo below make clear that his fingers did form a ‘V’ but was it a V-Sign?

Mike Ashley/Newcastle United Official Statement:

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley would like to put the record straight in relation to press reporting of events following a dinner that he attended on Wednesday evening with Rafa Benítez and the players.

Mike Ashley said:

“I did not make a ‘V-sign’ to anyone.

“To suggest otherwise is both inaccurate and irresponsible.

“The matter is in the hands of our legal team and they will be contacting relevant newspaper editors in due course.

“It is hugely disappointing, given the reason why we set up the meeting, that certain elements of the media are trying to undermine the club by creating a story out of nothing.”

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