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

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

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

It was the SD store at 18 Earl St N,North City, Dublin 1, D01 E9C1

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

However, he didn’t travel alone.

For company he had 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.

The small but perfectly formed protest taking place as shown below, despite the rain.

The campaign carries on, as Newcastle fans look for every angle to help persuade Mike Ashley his time is up at Newcastle United.



  • Steven05

    Good work and thanks to all who take part in these protests, but I do think a new banner design is needed. The current one just looks too similar to his own logo.

    SportsTat.Com ?

    (Tat in Black)

    • Leazes.

      The point is….. its attached to a website which promotes Ashleys competitors…. redirecting them to something better.

      • Danimal

        Too subtle for today’s consumers I’m afraid.

    • Blackburn1066

      Sh*t.Con

  • Leazes.

    Well done David.

    I see John Hall and Malcolm Dix are starting to have a few doubts as to the suitability of Ashley as Club owner…. and they are Life Presidents of the club.

    Strange club this”!

    • Danimal

      Starting to???

      • Leazes.

        Yup… to be fair its taken Alan Shearer 11 years as well…. the penny must have dropped at last.

        • Danimal

          Shearer’s never had a good word for Ashley, it’s only recently he’s slagged off the vile disease on MOTD.

          • Leazes.

            Wonder why he said nowt…. obviously hasn’t said anything to Shola.

          • Danimal

            I’ve read many times over the years, Shearer saying Ashley never came back to him about the contract and transfer targets. Have also heard the same tale anecdotally from people who have met him. Pretty sure he has been consistent on this, just a bit more vociferous of late.

          • Leazes.

            Not talking about his personal grievances, its the treatment of the fans and club…. the downsizing that nothing was said.

          • Danimal

            I think he commented on his own experience. While it wasn’t as venomous as what you or I would say about Ashley, it was pretty obviously not an endorsement of Ashley’s stewardship. He (AS) probably tried to keep it as neutral as possible over the years, as he was working for the BBC. But he’s recently reached the end of his tether, like the rest of us.

          • Leazes.

            You can’t be neutral its one man against everyone else, that is the stance the chronicle use to fudge things…… He has been having private words with some of his colleagues….it should have been done a long time ago.

          • BigHairyDog

            We don’t know how much is edited on MOTD, it’s only when the likes of Steve Howey are live on SKY that we know it’s not edited. Which is why they won’t be on that often.

          • Leazes.

            Judging by his co presenters comments….. nothing has been said for a decade.

      • BigHairyDog

        John Hall wishes he’d sold to the Arabs but they weren’t interested at that time, he wanted out as he wasn’t well. Who could’ve guessed Ashley would’ve gone this far? And you can bet JH would’ve got more from the Arabs and not mess it up like Jabba did.

  • BigHairyDog

    So it’s going to blow over Keithie Boy, doesn’t look like it!!!

  • Themoscow72

    Yes the people who carry that banner support Celtic, West Ham and the Republic of Ireland and wait for this one hope Sunderland get promoted. Among their heroes are Keven Keegan, Nial Quinn and Roy Keane among others. You could not make it up. One thing is for sure Newcastle supporters they are not.

    • Wezza

      One thing is for sure you ARE NOT a Newcastle supporter.

      • Davey drape

        Newcastle no1 super fan. Super monk. Monk doesn’t understand that fans only say and do anything because we care. If we didn’t care then we wouldn’t say or do anything

    • Davey drape

      Same comments on both protests post monk. Got nothing better to do inyour life to abuse ppl? Wrong about West Ham. Always get your facts right before accusing anyone of anything. You’re the only persons comments I never respect on this website. For your info: I been going to SJP since the new stand opened and what other football I watch like Gateshead Brandon united Wilmington afc in Scotland or in bloody Tim buck too has nothing to do with you

      • Themoscow72

        Yes the facts are this. Among the protesters are Jezza a a self confessed match goer at Roker Park. Then we have Jonathan Drape another protester who had a season ticket at West Ham prefers to watch Celtic than Newcastle and wants Sunderland to go up. Now we have you bringing shame on the City of Newcastle and our football club in a city which is a hotbed for Sunderland and Celtic supporters. Have you nothing better to do than protest with that pathetic banner all six of you get a life.

    • X2

      Sports Direct profits from the disgusting working conditions of its workers. Buying NUFC branded gear supports Sports Direct. Sadly, supporting Mike Ashley’s NUFC supports the truly revolting business which is Sports Direct.