The Magpie Group release statement on Mike Ashley protests promising they won’t be ‘fooled again’
The Magpie Group have now released a new statement.
This follows a public meeting they hosted on Monday night in Newcastle city centre, attended by hundreds of fans.
The statement (see below) invites ‘all fellow Newcastle United fans to boycott all of Mike Ashley’s enterprises’ to put pressure on the NUFC owner.
Admitting previous mistakes when it came to not fulfilling plans to boycott, they declare ‘we will not be fooled again!’
This refers to the planned boycott of the home game against Wolves last season, a number of other Newcastle fans sabotaged the boycott by claiming they had inside information that the Peter Kenyon fronted takeover was definitely going ahead and said the boycott should be called off so it wouldn’t potentially cause a takeover to collapse.
The local media picked up on the story and back the ‘in the know’ fans saying the boycott should be cancelled, The Magpie Group put into an impossible position and a case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t, feeling they had no choice but to cancel that Wolves boycott.
No boycott and surprise surprise no Peter Kenyon takeover, the whole thing a sham.
The call is for all Newcastle fans, whether they still have season tickets or not, to boycott Arsenal on the first day of the season as the main focus.
The Magpie Group Statement:
‘The Magpie Group would like to invite all fellow Newcastle United fans to boycott all of Mike Ashley’s enterprises, including his retail outlets online and on the high street as well as online.
Basically shun anything this greedy man is associated with!
In Monday’s meeting, we decided that we must call on all fans to unite and #boycott the Arsenal game.
This is a plea particularly to those that feel they are not yet at the stage of renouncing their season ticket.
We openly admit that we have made mistakes in the past by not fulfilling plans to boycott but we will not be fooled again!
For whatever reason, Ashley does not want success on the pitch. He never bought Newcastle United to see the team thrive, only his bank balance.
Evert time we move in the right direction, he sabotages our progression through his lies and deceit.
He knew full well as he sat at Fulham that he had no interest in securing Rafa’s future because Rafa wanted to invest into the club in order to be successful.
But one thing Ashley doesn’t like is being embarrassed.
Many of us have already paid for our tickets, but let’s shock and humiliate him by presenting an empty stadium to the nation and reminding everyone that we have pride in our beloved team.
So instead of filling his pockets further, get yourself to a pub and support our local businesses whilst watching the lads play.
This is only the start of many actions that will commence in the coming weeks, months and years, if necessary.
We welcome all other fan groups who we know share the same desire to eradicate this poison from our club to join us in this war.
It is a war and we are only stronger together.’
The Magpie Group
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