Advertisement
Newcastle United fan group say...

Sport

Newcastle United fan group says "every seat filled" is "an endorsement" of Ashley's ownership


Share this article


A Newcastle United fan group have said "every seat filled" at St James' Park is "an endorsement" of the club's owner Mike Ashley.

Last week, Rafa Benitez confirmed he would not be extending his contract with the Toon Army and leave the club after three-years by a mutual agreement.

The Spaniard had been popular on Tyneside and kept the club in the Premier League for two consecutive seasons - after guiding them to the Championship title in 2017.

His departure has led to some anger among fans who have been critical of owner Mike Ashley since he bought the club in 2007.

In a statement on AshleyOut.com, the fan group said:

"It was confirmed on Monday that Rafael Benitez and his backroom staff are to leave the club on 30th June 2019.

"No true Newcastle fan needs to be told what Rafa brought to this club and what he would’ve brought to the club in the future, if given the chance.

"No true Newcastle fan needs to be reminded who is to blame for the mess we are in.

"We have now suffered 12 years of Mike Ashley. Enough is enough.

"If fans want change and a future for the club then action must be taken. No more excuses. No more ‘wait and see’. No more sitting around hoping someone else will do something.

"From today, AshleyOut.com is urging all fans to participate in a full boycott of St. James’ Park, club merchandise and all businesses associated with the club until Mike Ashley leaves the club.

"The time for boycotts of individual games and for protests around the ground is over.

"If you choose to turn up to St. James’ Park while Ashley owns the club you are welcome to do so. But pleading ignorance is no longer an option."

The favourite to take over at Newcastle United is Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta.


Share this article


Read more about

Mike Ashley Mikel Arteta Newcastle United Premier League Rafa Benitez St James Park

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

Up next

The Sound of the City with Bre...

The Sound of the City with Brendan Roache

06:00-09:00

Share

Saturday Social

Saturday Social

09:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with And...

The Sound of the City with Andy Clarke

12:00-16:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Kar...

The Sound of the City with Karl Dawson

16:00-19:00

Share

98FM Throwback Anthems with Ba...

98FM Throwback Anthems with Barry Dunne

19:00-22:00

Share

98FM Dance

98FM Dance

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on