Date: 25th June 2019 at 5:21pm
Written by: Tony O'Connell

Times have been rough at Newcastle lately, but Wor Flags’ displays often helped to create a tantalising atmosphere at St James’ Park even in the darkest of moments.

The fan group even travelled to Poland ahead of our final home game of the 2018/19 Premier League season to collect what could now be their final crowd surfing flag, which covered the whole of the Gallowgate End and cost £15,000 – which fans crowd-funded in just three weeks.

That may be Wor Flags last crowd surfer, though, as the fan group have announced that they will be ceasing operations until further notice, following the club’s confirmation that Rafa Benitez will not be signing a new contract.

While some supporters protested outside of St James’ Park in the aftermath of Benitez’s confirmed exit, Wor Flags wrote in a statement: “It is with disappointment that we announce we are on hiatus until further notice.

“It is heartbreaking knowing that the effort and commitment shown by our fans has once again been destroyed by this vile regime. Thank you Rafa Benitez for everything you have done. Adios Gaffa.”

When some Newcastle fans saw Wor Flags’ statement, many thanked the group for their efforts in helping to create a better atmosphere at our home games, while others suggested they should help with the protests.

A few of those suggestions stemmed from boycotting our home games next season to creating flags which would block supporters from entering the ground, while others included making an “S.O.S or a for sale sign”.

Here is a round-up of some of the best reactions…

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