Newcastle United fans announce London Mike Ashley protest at Sports Direct
Monday morning has seen confirmation of a protest against Mike Ashley in London.
Newcastle fans will protest this Saturday outside the Sports Direct flagship store on Oxford Street in London.
This protest action has been organised by the London Magpie Group and full details are below, with the protest set to take place from noon on Saturday.
This is timed to coincide with another protest which will take place at Shirebrook, Newcastle fans travelling to the Sports Direct HQ on Saturday to also protest there.
A coach at cost price (£8 pus £1.21 booking fee) is running from Newcastle on Saturday morning to the Shirebrook protest and for details on how to book go here.
If you are up for joining in with the London, Oxford Street protest, details are below.
London Magpie Group Press Release:
Taking the fight to Ashley’s back yard
‘For many Newcastle fans, this summer’s transfer window was the final straw.
After years of underinvestment, neglect and rank incompetence, many supporters had seen enough.
In response, we’ve seen a new wave of fan activism aimed at ousting Mike Ashley.
This has included protests at St James’ Park and on Northumberland Street, upcoming boycotts and a protest planned for next weekend at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook Headquarters.
To this point, a lot of this activism has taken place in Newcastle itself, where the club is and where the vast majority of supporters are.
However, Mike Ashley’s business interests are spread throughout the country and, more and more, globally.
London Magpie Group is now mobilising to take the fight to Ashley in London – in Parliament, across the City and at his places of business.
We are a growing number of fellow Newcastle fans based down South, who are are driven by the feeling that we have to stand up and be counted.
We can no longer sit back and watch one man’s reckless behaviour, greed and questionable morals ruin our club. His focus clearly isn’t Newcastle United and his time is up.
Next Saturday afternoon, to coincide with the protest at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook HQ, we’ll be outside the company’s flagship store on Oxford Street. We want to send Ashley a clear message – we’re everywhere, we’re angry – and we want Newcastle United back.
We’ll be meeting at All Souls Church, Langham Place, W1B 3DG, at 11.45 AM on Saturday 17 November, before going to Sports Direct Oxford Street at midday for a peaceful protest.
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