Date: 25th June 2019 at 8:24am
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Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media about a planned protest over the news Rafa Benitez will leave his role as the club’s manager.

The club’s official Twitter page released a statement confirming the news most Newcastle supporters were dreading,  the 59-year-old will leave at the end of this week once his current contract expires.

The Times reported the club had offered Rafa a one-year extension but the Spaniard was unable to agree to the terms on offer. The proposed takeover has muddied the situation with the club left in a state of limbo until the buyout has been completed. The report also suggested that Benitez had an offer on the table from a club in China.

Newcastle could lose fans and vital income as the Twitter account If Rafa Goes We Go has declared they would not be purchasing season tickets or any official merchandise, the account has over 20,000 followers.

A fan group has called for a peaceful protest over the running of the club and specifically the departure of Rafa Benitez at the Sir Bobby Robson statue at 6 pm this evening (Monday). But some fans are going further and stating the supporters must boycott the games.

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