There is a protest taking place outside Sports Direct on Saturday afternoon.

However, it isn’t the Sports Direct on Northumberland Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne, or even the Sports Direct store at St James Park.

Instead, the protest is taking place outside a Sports Direct store in Dublin City centre.

The address is 18 Earl St N,North City, Dublin 1, D01 E9C1

Newcastle United fans Davey Drape-Comyn has traveled over to watch the Ireland v Denmark match on Saturday night.

However, he didn’t travel alone.

For company he has taken the Sports Redirect banner which has been paraded this season inside and outside of Newcastle United matches, as part of the protests against Mike Ashley and his running of NUFC.

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 this afternoon.



  • Wezza

    Good job keep up the pressure!

  • Dillon Tovak

    Cool, the banner that looks like an advert 👍 neutrals definitely know what that’s all about 🙄

  • Paul Cannell

    Well done that bloke.

  • Leazes.

    The obvious question is …. Why have you taken the world on your shoulders?

    • Davey drape

      Simply doing my tiny little bit. When he bogs off I can if need be say I tried to do something

      • Geordiegiants

        Davey it’s soemthing and it’s a lot more than everyone that keeps giving to the fatcunt.

  • Carverlier football

    Well done, the protests need to go on tour. I agree with Dillon though, the banner needs to be distinct from the actual SD writing

  • graham18

    Brilliant work.well done

  • Carverlier football

    I just sent the following email to the editor-in-chief of the Chronicle. I will probably re-post this on other threads so apologies for any duplication. I urge you to follow suit if this describes your experience of the publication:

    Dear Editor-in-chief,

    I used to buy the Chronicle on a regular basis, and I would go straight to the back page – it was the major reason for my purchase, to get my fix of Newcastle news.

    I no longer do this.

    The Chronicle used to be on the fans’ side. That is no longer the case. It appears you have been kowtowed by the threat of “lack of access” to Newcastle players and personnel. Well I can say from my own point of view; the access you have now and the pointless interviews it generates mean nothing to me while the club is in its current deliberately non-competitive state. You are perpetuating a myth and a destructive regime. I will not be the only person who no longer buys your publication, and many will follow me.

    Imagine the resurgence in your distribution if you finally put the fans’ interests – your potential readers’ interests – at the heart of your publication, and started asking serious questions, directing conerted pressure, and undertaking genuine investigative journalism to find out what is really going on behind the scenes under Mike Ashley at Newcastle. I’d buy into it.

    Maybe you’d lose your “access”. But from where I’m standing right now, your access means diddly squat. And until your stance changes, I’m not buying.

    I urge you to do the right thing. For your readers, and for yourself.

    • Leazes.

      I haven’t bought it for decades for those very reasons, total lack of scruples and ‘pro forma’ journalistic style which never changes. The ‘bigging up’ process amounts to sabotage and the tittle-tattle an avoidance of main issues.

      ….amounting to an abdication of journalism and enquiry.

  • foggy

    Davey what’s with the Palestine flag?

    • JohnCornwell’sHair

      What’s wrong with a Palestine flag?

    • Davey drape

      Showing support that I am thinking of those ppl being bullied and killed by Israel. Fir someone who travelled around Israel and respect some of their views – I detest what they are doing to those ppl and it must stop.

  • JohnCornwell’sHair

    Well done!
    They really need to at least change the colour or the RE part of the text. I fear it’s it’ too subtle for those non Newcastle/football fans to register that it’s any different to the actual sign.

  • Davey drape

    Thanks for all the support and messages. It’s much appreciated

  • Themoscow72

    Support West Ham, Celtic the Republic of Ireland and want Sunderland to get promoted. You could not make it up. One thing for sure you do not support Newcastle United with that banner.

    • Davey drape

      Grow up don’t ever tell me who I do or don’t support muppet

    • Davey drape

      Monk the no1 Newcastle super fan – Ashley can’t do any wrong in your eyes. You just love your club exactly the way it is – wellnews fir you – most of us don’t

  • jinkyjimnufc

    I can see Master Mike loosing loads of sleep over that one – sadly