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Newcastle United protest organised against Mike Ashley in Dublin outside Sports Direct happening Tuesday

3 years ago

It’s back on, dog sitter sorted. The Sports Redirect flag is heading back to Dublin for another appearance and another opportunity for anyone wanting to join in protesting outside one of Ashley’s Sports Direct stores.

If you want to show your support and are in the area, get yourself along to the Sports (Re)Direct store on Earl Street in Dublin between 4pm and 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.

Saturday’s attendance wasn’t high in numbers attending but it did the job. Also of course, the weather was dreadful, but my main concern was security at Manchester airport and potentially Ryanair playing funny and refusing to take it on the flight as hand luggage.

Now that those concerns have gone and someone has offered to take care of Scooby Doo, my mad boxer, it’s all go again. With no winds cancelling any Dublin bound flights like Friday I am confident we can get a few people together.

My usual traveling colleague for Ireland matches (they are home to Wales on Tuesday 7.45pm), Mick from Doncaster – an Everton fan, doing his little bit as well. Hopefully we can spread the word which will entail Sports Direct security in Earl Street having to send anther email to HQ informing them of toon fans outside again.

I know a few people missed out, as I respect not everyone has a twitter account, but this may be a strange opportunity for any Welsh Newcastle fans in Dublin for Tuesday’s nations league game to boost numbers.

Obviously strange things happen at football and no stranger then bumping into five Geordies (Jarra and South Shields) on my way to Saturday’s game. They had nipped out of a building they were working on and were having a smoke with their toon shirts on when I bumped into them. They were duly encouraged to come along Tuesday but work commitments came first they said.

Lastly, I have to say the encouragement I have received has been outstanding regarding taking the banner across the sea and it’s all appreciated.

Let’s do our bit. I know it’s a difficult time during the week but if you are in Dublin this Tuesday and either support the toon, or disagree with the way Mike Ashley runs his business empire, then you’re welcome along to join us.

It may be only handful of people but Mr Ashley, we are not going away.

See you outside Sports Direct on Earl Street North, Dublin, just off O’Connell Street – 4pm-5pm Tuesday afternoon.


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