An interesting exclusive on Friday morning regarding Mike Ashley.
It is reported that the Newcastle United owner was involved in a heated confrontation with a Newcastle fan at a restaurant.
Last month of course saw Mike Ashley confronted by Newcastle fans in Ponteland, when leaving after a PR stunt that saw him having a meal with Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle players.
On that occasion the supporters told him to leave Newcastle United and the NUFC owner responded with a two finger gesture once safely inn is car, though he later claimed it was two fingers but not a two finger gesture…
In this latest incident, a Newcastle fan is reported to have approached Ashley and after at first welcoming the attention, it all kicked off when the NUFC supporter called the owner ‘a parasite’ and advised him to ‘get out the club and the city.’
Mike Ashley said to then have turned bright red in embarrassment and to have threatened the Newcastle fan ‘I’ll knock you out you f…ing p…k. Get the f… out of here. F… off before I knock you out.’
A spokesman for Mike Ashley confirmed that the incident took place.
The Newcastle fan and those he was with, were then asked to leave the restaurant.
Interestingly, it was the Paradise restaurant in Hampstead, North West London, where this confrontation took place.
The same Paradise restaurant where Mike Ashley met Amanda Staveley last December, when Mike Ashley was supposedly willing to sell the club and Amanda Staveley was supposedly fronting a group that were interested in buying NUFC.
It is The Sun who have carried (curried?) the exclusive and interestingly, it was they who were also tipped off by whoever last December and had the exclusive on the photos of Staveley and Ashley at the restaurant.
Sounds like a waiter might be getting a few extra quid due to tips…
‘Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley launched into an expletive-filled tirade in a curry house and threatened to “knock out” a fan who goaded him.
The billionaire retail boss, 54, initially shook hands with the Magpies supporter when he came over to introduce himself.
But Ashley’s mood flipped when the fan called him a “parasite” and told him to “get out the club and the city” of Newcastle.
A witness said Ashley blasted back: “I’ll knock you out you f…ing p…k. Get the f… out of here.
“F… off before I knock you out.”
The fan and his party were then asked to leave by the management at Paradise restaurant in Hampstead, North West London.
The witness added: “Ashley thought the fan was coming to say hello, but then realised what was happening.
“He went bright red, screwed his face up and turned the air blue with his ranting.”
A spokesman for Ashley confirmed he was having a meal when approached by “an individual who became threatening, aggressive and offensive”.’