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Protest group asks Newcastle United fans not to buy FIFA 20 from Mike Ashley

1 year ago
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A statement has been released by a Newcastle fans protest group asking supporters not to buy FIFA 20 from Mike Ashley.

As the NUFC civil war continues, Newcastle fans are looking for ever more ways to put the squeeze on the club’s owner.

Attempting to make Ashley’s ownership of Newcastle United as unattractive as possible by affecting his retail empire.

Mike Ashley launched a successful takeover of Game earlier this year and Newcastle fans are being asked to look at alternatives to buy FIFA 20 from, rather than putting money into Ashley’s pocket.

Toon For Change statement:

‘Why you shouldn’t buy FIFA 20 at Game’

At the end of the month many of us will be going out to buy FIFA 20. Many of us will buy it for ourselves, and if we don’t buy it for ourselves, then we’ll often buy it for our sons, daughters, nephews, and nieces. Over the last 3 decades this has became a part of the football ritual, and can be seen as a signal of the end point to the start of a new season.

This time though, we are asking for a favour when you buy it, and that favour is to not buy it from the retailer Game. In fact we are extending that request by asking you to not buy anything from Game. The reason is simple, earlier this year Mike Ashley took full ownership of the retailer.

We believe that boycotting Game is further helped by the fact that as of now, Newcastle city centre does not have a game store, although we understand that they are close to reopening at a new location within the city. At the time of writing, the closest store is in the Metrocentre.

Since the closure of our beloved Grainger Games in recent years, Game has been almost the exclusive retailer of games in Newcastle. However it is our understanding that the traditional supermarket chains will be selling copies of FIFA 20 in their largest stores, and that the supermarkets will also be selling FIFA 20 in their Newcastle city centre and Tyneside convenience stores. It is also worth considering that in recent years the supermarkets tend to sell FIFA at lower prices when it is purchased alongside a larger grocery shop, although we do not know if that is or isn’t going to be the case for FIFA 20.

Online retailer Amazon will also be selling copies of FIFA 20, as well as the Champions editions, with pre-orders available now.

It is of course also possible to buy FIFA 20, including both the Champions and Ultimate editions directly via EA on the Xbox/Microsoft and PlayStation stores. EA offer an incentive of buying a Champions or Ultimate edition directly by providing 3 days early access to the game.

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