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The Magpie Group put out Friday press release ahead of West Ham match

3 years ago

The Magpie Group have sent out a press release on Friday.

Coordinating protests against Mike Ashley, they are calling on Newcastle fans to support the demonstration against the NUFC owner on Saturday.

Supporters are asked to not take their seats until the 11th minute of the West Ham match, marking the 11 wasted years of Ashley’s ownership.

There is also a reminder that tomorrow’s protest is then followed eight days later, when fans are being asked to support a complete boycott of the Wolves match.

Press release from The Magpie Group:



The Magpie Group have called upon Newcastle United supporters to refrain from taking their seats at the West Ham match on Saturday 1st December until the 11th minute in protest at the 11 wasted years of Mike Ashley’s tenure as Chairman at the club.

The Group believe that December represents their last chance to apply significant pressure upon the owner to support Rafa Benitez in the forthcoming January transfer window, amid concerns that the manager will not renew his contract when it expires next summer unless he receives backing.

The protest this Saturday will be followed by a proposed boycott of the game against Wolves at St James’s Park which will be televised by Sky Sports on 9th December.

A Group spokesman said:

“We encourage fans to take a stand in this fixture and in the game against Wolves, where we propose a full boycott.

“We know this is painful for Newcastle supporters to do but, for the longer term future of the club, it’s time to tell those at the top that enough is enough”


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