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Message for Newcastle fans – Don’t come out with the rubbish of…

3 weeks ago
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Enough is enough.

As many Newcastle fans have said this week, it’s time to make a stand.

Whether that means joining a protest meeting, a march, or just not following the club anymore, now is the time.

If you don’t physically and mentally walk away from Newcastle United now, after the treatment of Benitez this week, after the contempt shown to the fans and after the complete unwillingness of Ashley to even vaguely acknowledge that the club is looking to attempt to compete, you never will.

Don’t come out with the rubbish of having ‘been a supporter for 40/50 years’.  So have I.

Don’t come out with the rubbish of ‘supporting the team not the regime’. That’s just supporting Ashley.

Don’t come out with the rubbish of ‘I’ve always gone to the match and Ashley won’t change me’. That’s supporting Ashley kicking out our best manager in 15 years.

Don’t come out with any more rubbish. Just make a stand. Now.

If anyone buys a kit or goes to a match now while Ashley is the owner, they want shooting.

Don’t moan about being tied in to a long-term season ticket deal. Either cancel it or don’t attend.

Don’t complain about it being your heritage, or something you take your kids to. It’s the same with me…and my 17 year old lad. He’s only known Ashley’s rule and he loves going to the match but he’s had it now.

And don’t even start talking about who we want as the new manager.

The mantra now has to be ‘If it’s under Ashley’s ownership, I don’t care.’ And I don’t.

Even mild mannered people who try to support through thick and thin, who do the right thing and who always keep in mind that, in the end, it’s only a game and not life and death, have a limit.

Although we’ve known it for so many years, this week has proved beyond any doubt that Mike Ashley is an utter disgrace, shows contempt for the fans and has zero ambition for the club.

If you don’t make a stand now, after this, you never will. Just do it.

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