Date: 26th March 2020 at 5:00pm
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Many Toon fans have been fuming on social media after the club confirmed to the Newcastle United Supporters Trust that they have no intentions of freezing season ticket payments amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

NUST had requested that the club suspend all future season ticket payments during this unprecedented time in modern history, with there being no clear image of when the 2019/20 season can resume or what the implications of the postponement will have on the following term.

The club have continued to charge supporters their monthly direct debit fees for season tickets, and have also begun taking full payments for the 2020/21 campaign, with Magpies supporter Chris Cossey one of many to reveal on Twitter that he was charged the full £624 for his season ticket.

NUST have since voiced their disappointment in the club continuing to charge supporters vast sums during the current global crisis, which has seen employees around the country lose their jobs and Premier League clubs ask players to take significant wage deferrals.

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A statement from NUST read: “We find it incredibly disturbing that the club continues to take payments from supporters during these extremely difficult times, in what is a health and economic crisis.

“Following our call for the suspension and delay of all future Season Ticket payments Newcastle United contacted us earlier today. The club stated it has no intention of freezing or delaying payments, both for those that pay annually and monthly.

“We are disappointed that Newcastle United is unwilling to offer a meaningful support system to fans through this difficult time. Many supporters can afford to continue to pay, but we still feel more MUST be done for supporters who will suffer most due to the knock-on effects of coronavirus global pandemic.”

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s decision not to suspend season ticket payments…

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