On Saturday Newcastle United got the Premier League campaign of 2018/19 properly up and running as Ayoze Perez’s second half strike returned our first win and first three points of the season under manager Rafa Benitez.
With a number of positives to take from the game, not least some relief for many in the fanbase, plenty commented with hope and optimism given we had pulled ourselves out of the relegation zone despite only having one win to our name and what that could mean for the remainder of the season and being more comfortably safe.
Security forced to intervene after Newcastle fan in directors’ box confronts owner Mike Ashley https://t.co/W0sFP7uK9A
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) November 4, 2018
There was one incident from the game though that came out long after the final whistle – a fan confronted owner Mike Ashley in the Director’s Box and security obviously intervened.
There’s nothing to suggest it was anything other than a verbal incident from the Daily Mail’s report but whilst some fans on social media applauded the action of the fan to turn up the pressure, I’ve also see a bit of talk about it being a step too far.
This needs to happen more often to be honest. Make life as uncomfortable as possible for him.
— Liam (@ldabbs89) November 4, 2018
Legend!! More people doing this every week will make a difference. Make it uncomfortable for fatty #nufc
— LeazesNews (@LeazesNews) November 4, 2018
Keep. It. Up.#NUFC
— Burnsie ????NUFC????️ (@BenArfaChance) November 4, 2018
The only amazing bit to me is he isn’t approached more often.
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) November 4, 2018
he deserves a medal ????
— ASHLEY OUT ???? (@Ashley__OUT) November 4, 2018
Buy this man a beer
— Paul Emmerson (@mirandinha0) November 4, 2018
Guys a hero
— Trevor Cameron (@Trevor12Cameron) November 4, 2018
I guess it’s for every fan to decide where they sit on that line, but if it’s non-physical and the language isn’t too colourful I can more than see why it gained support.