Yesterday we asked Newcastle fans the question: Did Mike Ashley make a V-Sign towards Newcastle fans?

The club’s owner exiting the restaurant on Wednesday night and scurrying away from the small group of Newcastle fans who’d gathered.

Then sitting in a people carrier and as the fans chanted ‘Where’s the money gone?’, he formed two fingers into a V at the side of his face.

The instant reaction of the world and his dog appeared to be that this was a V-Sign to fans, video footage and stills (see below) that quickly spread around social media.

In a very strange turn of events, Mike Ashley went to the lengths of releasing an official statement denying this had been a V-Sign, adding that his legal people would be getting in touch with newspapers regarding the matter.

The images clearly show the two fingers moving into a V shape but was it a V-Sign?

Only Mike Ashley knows for sure but what did Newcastle fans think in our poll?

The result could hardly be more resounding:

88% – Yes Mike Ashley made a V-Sign

12% – No it was a totally innocent gesture

All very bizarre that Mike Ashley is making so much of this and actually succeeding in blowing it up into a far bigger story than it otherwise would have been.

The Mag – 4 October 2018:

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 e 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.”


  • Themoscow72

    If he wanted to make a V sign he would have done it probably and also given them a kick in the nuts to go with it. The man has remarkable patience and you can tell from the picture it is not a proper V sign and who cares anyway. The half a dozen or so there lead very sad lives and will be praying for a Man Utd victory as a win would be disastorous for their campaign. That’s the problem with protests the people want us get beat. How many protest in the East Stand, Family Enclosure or Milburn answer none as they support the team.

    • Cockneytrev

      Talking of “sad lives”
      Why don’t you frack off you troll????

      • Leazes.

        He doesn’t go because people feed it.

    • Billmag

      It’s a cowards V sign.

    • Mike

      everyone supports the team u idiot.

      • Leazes.

        Block it…. you keep the troll going by replying to it.

    • JohnnyH


    • BanJones

      There are a few protesting in the East Stand oh aye and you are blocked for admiring the proven liar’s patience you dirty troll.

    • Sickandtired

      Yes, Monk. Another new name?

    • Toon Arnie

      Whereas you support Ashley ? Nobody wants us to get beat you spanner the protests are against Ashley for making us so easy to beat through lack of investment. Do you really not see this or are you just another Ashley puppet / attention seeker ?

    • Danimal

      He’s certainly very patient indeed each time the transfer window is open.

  • Leazes.

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  • Tweed Mag

    Twelve per cent think it was an innocent gesture? How many aliases has Monkseaton got?
    It was deliberate, no question.

    • Leazes.

      Now that is Bizarre….. if you do a poll….you will always get a certain proportion who don’t understand the question, a proportion who will accidently hit the wrong button, some who haven’t been to specsavers in years, the wandering supporters of other clubs, and the malevolent troll….

      It still seems there are a group unaccounted for…. mabe born again christians who wan’t to forgive him and disbelieve their own eyes and the hateful nature of this individual.

  • Jorge

    Of course MA did not make a V sign, everyone knows what a paragon of virtue the man is he should be given a knighthood for all of his good works.
    Then if someone will supply the wood I’ll supply the nails.

  • Wezza

    Just watched the video again in slow motion. He quickly glances to the people outside, smirks and flicks the V sign. Quite deliberate.
    Surprise surprise MA lies again.

  • t00nraider

    Asking where the money has gone is fine but it was the agressive and uncouth nature it was said in is the issue.

    • Sickandtired

      PMSL! Get a life, man. He deserves a whole lot more than that.

      • Shipcote Willy

        Good job for him it wasn’t the Rangers fans

    • Toon Arnie

      It was aimed at a bloke who pukes up in fireplaces during business meetings so I can’t imagine it being enough to upset him that much surely ?

    • Wor Lass

      Have you mispelt “t00lrider”?

  • Leazes.


    • Toon Arnie

      Ghostrider put a shift in there to get that up to 12%, you can’t fault his commitment to Ashley.

  • MadMag83

    12% on here are trolls then, knew it.

  • X2

    Just want to say a big thank you for the supporters who made it to the restaurant and made all of this happened (especially whoever it was who was loudest and proud in singing: “Where’s the money gone?” – you really had an impact.) Thanks for what you are doing to help the club which is a part of my culture and upbringing and a link to my dad and extended family. Mike Ashley is very rattled. Brilliant work, guys.

    • Alreet

      Agreed. If it hadnt been for the hard work there he wouldnt have been caught out yet again.

  • Sickandtired

    The bigger story is him allegedly telling players he’s not selling any time soon. He’s toying with us like a cat (granted, a fat one) with a mouse.

    As for instructing his lawyers….PMSL! To do what? There’s a clear photo of him making the V sign. Speaks louder and more factually than his cowardly weasel words once again.

    • Leazes.

      He’s had to re appraise his strategy for a while…. told Bishop to cut the ‘club for sale’ lie.

  • Leazes.

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  • Superdooperhooper

    A question for the people who voted no – if that wasn’t a v sign what was it ? What was he doing with his fingers in that position then ? I look forward to not receiving your replies

  • BigHairyDog

    I can just imagine the phone calls between Shirebrook and London…

    ASHLEY: Hi Keith, the Mag have got a poll going if I deliberately give ’em the v’s.
    BISHOP: Alright Mike i’ll get the boys to vote for you.
    ASHLEY: Get Wisey, he’ll do owt for me.
    BISHOP: I’ll get Joe and Lambeezy, and Tony…oh wait not Tony.

  • Monument Mal

    Parked on a pavement, where is a parking warden when you need one?

  • Shipcote Willy

    The 12% are Mackems and others trolls or should have gone to Specsavers

  • Toon

    Why do we need a poll – is the result not going to be obvious? Click bait

  • JoeHarvey

    Just one more legal battle for Mad Mike. He does so many things he later regrets and uses his money to bail himself out. # I didn’t do it. My money says so! #