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Sky Sports give boost to Newcastle fans protest at West Ham match against Mike Ashley

2 years ago

Sky Sports have given a helping hand as Newcastle fans prepare their latest protest against Mike Ashley.

The broadcaster has given coverage (see below) to the planned protests at St James Park on Saturday.

The plan for the West Ham match is that supporters are being asked to show their unhappiness with Ashley’s refusal to sell the club, by delaying their entry into the match by 11 minutes, one for every year (so far…) he has owned the club.

Newcastle fans are asked to either delay entering St James Park until 11 minutes, or wait on the concourses inside the stadium and then take their seat on the 11th minute.

Sky Sports relate a statement from The Magpie Group, organisers of the protest(s), as reading:

‘It’s a month to go until the most important transfer window of Rafa’s Newcastle career.

‘We must act now, not after.’

The protest at the West Ham match comes eight days before the big one, when Newcastle fans are being asked to support a full boycott of the Wolves game, a match chosen for maximum impact as it is being shown live on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports:

‘Newcastle fans plan West Ham game protest against owner Mike Ashley

Newcastle fans are planning an “11th minute walk-in” to St James’ Park on Saturday in protest against owner Mike Ashley.

Fans group “The Magpie Group” are urging supporters to “have an extra pint before going to the match” against West Ham, in what is the latest in a series of protests against the Sports Direct tycoon’s running of the club.

The group are unhappy with a perceived lack of investment by the club and are calling for action in the upcoming January transfer window.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez recently called on the board to remain committed to signing players and not have their appetite lessened by a recent upturn in form.

The Magpies have won their last three matches and climbed to 13th in the Premier League table by beating Burnley 2-1 on Monday Night Football.

“It’s a month to go until the most important transfer window of Rafa’s Newcastle career. We must act now, not after,” said The Magpie Group.’


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