How St James Park would look without Sports Direct and Mike Ashley – Video
Sadly, St James Park has become synonymous with Sports Direct.
Mike Ashley’s tat stores having their name emblazoned all over the stadium.
Sports Direct is also prominently displayed all over the official Newcastle United website, their ad hoardings feature in every photo and video shoot at the training ground, plus when NUFC sign anybody it is SD that is usually the most prominent in any images.
Even when the likes of Match of The Day and other TV stations do post-match interviews with managers and players after home games, yet again Sports Direct is by far the most prominent advertising in the backdrop.
However, worst of all is surrounding the pitch, the famous home of Newcastle United covered in SD advertising hoardings, as well as massive signage on top of the stands.
Almost forgetting, the shocking time we spent when Mike Ashley shamelessly renamed St James Park the S….. D….. Arena.
In terms of payment for all of this, Sports Direct have paid an average of £83,333 per season over the 12 years Ashley has owned the club.
Just imagine though what St James Park would look like once again without Mike Ashley, Sports Direct and the vulgar red and blue adverts.
Have a look at the video below…
Great to see the rugby posts back up at St James’ Park! Huge night for the city. pic.twitter.com/kjchrcMG0N
— Newcastle Falcons (@FalconsRugby) September 6, 2019
It is England v Italy rugby union at St James Park tonight and part of the conditions of them agreeing to play at NUFC, sees the removal of all the Sports Direct(and minimal other usual) advertising.
Looks class, doesn’t it.
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