Mike Ashley representatives have told Lewis Ritson that he can box wearing the Newcastle United logo but only if he says nothing negative about the NUFC owner.

The Newcastle fan has a European title fight at a sold out Newcastle Arena tonight but Mike Ashley/Newcastle United had threatened to sue Ritson because he sports the NUFC logo on his fight gear.

Ashley is having a remarkable time of staggering from one PR disaster to another, whether it is with his retail empire or Newcastle United related stuff.

The infamous pizza two finger special, completely undermining that flying PR visit.

Lewis Ritson says though that he has now reached an agreement that allows the boxer to sport Newcastle United colours.

The Geordie boxer revealing that he has been told that the agreement only stands if he makes no negative comments about Mike Ashley…

Lewis Ritson speaking to Talksport:

“In terms of sport, apart from the football, we haven’t actually got much up here (in Newcastle)

“So it’s nice that they (the people of Tyneside) are backing us, it shows the City has got behind is and going to show their support (at a sold out Newcastle Arena.”

‘Somebody could say that even with the football, there is not much going on…?’

“You’re right there. 

It’s a funny situation at Newcastle United at the minute and  pray to God as a Newcastle fan that it gets better for us.”

‘There was a problem with wearing the club colours?’

“It has been sorted (now), a company makes my fight gear and they have got the Newcastle United logo on.

“Newcastle got wind of it and were on about suing us. I make no money out of it, they just send the fight gear up to me.

“I understand where they are coming from on copyright and I obviously put a few negative comments about Mike Ashley on social media, as any Newcastle fan would be disappointed.

“They had tried to say that they hadn’t said we could wear it at all (but) my manager had the email saying if you’re live on Sky you’re allowed to wear it but under no circumstances allowed to wear it anywhere else. Which was a bit of a bad taste for me because either you can wear it or you can’t.

“We have (now) come to an agreement where we can wear it but there have to be no (more) negative comments about Mike Ashley.”



  • Steve Smith

    Good PR from KBA again.

  • Paul Patterson

    I suggest a fight to sort it out.. 👊👊

  • Alex

    Well, let’s now see if he’s a true fighter with true ‘b&lls’. Don’t be told to ‘Shut up’, Lewis.

    • Paul Patterson

      He just needs to wear something retro. Problem solved..

      • Leazes.

        City’s badge and Colours….is even better!

  • Paul Cannell

    Lewis wont need the fat ones money, he’ll be a very rich world champion sooner rather than later. Tell the truth if asked Lewis.

  • Ken

    Just like Ian Wright, Shearer and the fans say Ashley puts nothing into the city or community, instead of threatening to sue the young lad support him you piece of vermin that goes for Bishop too

    • Dave Pattinson

      Dead right mate, Ashley has done absolutely nowt for N’castle in the community apart from exploit us all. The [email protected] should be ashamed to show his face anywhere near Tyneside. Deserves all the [email protected] he gets.

  • JohnnyH

    Tel him to stick his logo up his ar§e and Wear a non copyrighted logo

    • Leazes.

      Its the City’s coat of Arms as far as I know with the motto removed…. Ashley should be paying for its use!

      …or the City Council should demand its removal!

  • Superdooperhooper

    Can’t believe he’s putting up with that. Isn’t freedom of speech more important than a logo ? I’d tell ashley to shove it . Typical dictator trying to silence his critics

  • Leazes.

    ‘Fortiter Defendit Triumphans’ (Triumphing by Brave Defence)

    Its is the City’s crest you should use Lewis….the club had used it for a hundred years and were banned from using it by the City when they fell out over redevelopment and political issues of St James Park…. that’s why those modern ones turned up in the seventies.

    Ashley has dropped the motto and the ‘three castles from it but it is essentially the same badge!

    Wear the City’s badge and speak out against the obnoxious owner!

    • Dave Pattinson

      …..with ‘Ashley Out!’ In sequins on the back of his robe.

      • MadMag83

        Brilliant 😂😂😂

    • Martin Rooney

      Fortiter Defendit Triumphians, no wonder Rafa ended up here!

  • Ken

    Lewis get sponsored by DW sports and wear that all over the place. See how fast Ashley shuts it

  • Tweed Mag

    KBA strikes again! The most inept PR Firm the world has ever seen. Lewis has no need to mention Ashley again, his own side make a fool of him at every opportunity. Is Keith Bishop a secret agent? Not even Monkseaton will buy him a pint if he carries on like this.

    • MadMag83

      It depends if Monkseaton meets him in the lift.

    • Themoscow72

      It’s the clubs crest and is copy right so no one else can use it. Mike has kindly let him use it for matches so why should he give him abuse. Likewise he gave our supporters a singing section to support the club not shout names at him pathetic morons.

      • Tweed Mag

        Thanks Monk. Do you want Ashley to sell?

  • Slim_Newcastle

    This lads got the perfect opportunity to stick it up Cashley and make sure what’s going on at the toon remains in the media! Ditch the club badge at go on the attack!

  • East Durham Mag

    Just wear a retro badge and say what you think Lewis. Tell the fatcunt to do one.

    • mentalman

      I read somewhere MA has a control of all nufc logos past and present, it must have been part of the deal to buy the club

      • Geordiegiants

        He has yes.

  • Squintytoonarmy

    Come on then Moscow,Clarko etc – what you got to say on this?

    • MadMag83

      Hold on, I think he’s just logging out of his other account.

    • Themoscow72

      It’s the Clubs crest and it is copy right and no one is allowed to use it bar Newcastle United. Mike has kindly let him use it during matches so has been very kind. You do not bite the hand the feeds you. He gave the fans a singing section in the Gallowgate and how do they repay him by singing abuse about him. Pathetic morons who should be chucked out the ground.

  • Vincent Gigante

    Keegan 7 on the back of a purchased Newcastle shirt and fatty can do Fu##all

  • mentalman

    He’s made the agreement because they have already signed a deal where he can fight at st james’

    • Superdooperhooper

      Then he’s a sellout and shouldn’t show his face in Newcastle again

      • mentalman

        Or he wants ro fight in his home city and there’s no where else which can hold the number of fans he wants to fight in front of

        • Superdooperhooper

          He’s being gagged and bound by a fat dictator. What kind of man is he then?

          • mentalman

            Its a means to an end, fighters want to sell out stadiums and fight in front of as many people he can. Eddie Hearn who isn’t much different to MA will drop Ritson if he refuses to go to st james’ and instead wants to fight in places like the arena

          • Superdooperhooper

            Cobblers ! So it’s all about money and nothing else? A means to an end? The last refuge of the scoundrel

          • Geordiegiants

            Yeah it’s his dream to fight at SJP but are morals not more important?

          • Geordiegiants

            You know what, I agree, money is more important than morals these days in some people’s eyes. I would rather fight at the stadium of shyte than give that fatcunt a sniff of money or publicity.
            I would definetly not wear the badge if I was being gagged.

  • grantham mag

    Wear what you want and tell the fat slug to stick his fat head up his fat [email protected]

    • Kneebotherm8

      His fat head is already up there…..

  • JohnCornwell’sHair

    He should stick with the black and white and ditch the badge, i wonder if the fat [email protected] has a copyright on the N.U.F.C. initials.

    • Alreet

      No he has the copyright on the initials C . N . U . T. in some kinda order.

  • MrShack66

    Lewis should send his fatha in to sort the fat slug out.

    • Joe Kinghere

      Think his mother would be even scarier..

  • Carverlier football

    We’re all going to have to pick up the slack then…

  • magpiefifer

    Who does [email protected] think he is!?

    • nufcslf

      My thoughts exactly. I’d say and wear what I want and that stupid fat c**t can pysh in the wind.