Date: 25th March 2020 at 8:45am
Written by: Tony O'Connell

Loads of Newcastle United supporters have been reacting on social media after fan group Toon For Change urged the club to suspend season ticket direct debit payments.

The group – formed with the objective of forcing Mike Ashley to sell the club – believe it would come as nice gesture to those committed to following the Toon if they were not forced to hand over sums during a “national emergency”.

The coronavirus pandemic has already resulted in widespread redundancies up and down the country, with businesses and their employees hit hard by the impact of the outbreak.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Toon For Change said: “We urgently call on Newcastle United to suspend all season ticket direct debits. Fans should not be expected to pay whilst the country faces a national emergency.

“Thousands of fans have lost their income and suspending season ticket direct debits will give some relief in these difficult times.”

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It has been reported that while many who pay for their season ticket by direct debit will have already paid the final instalment for their 2019/20 admission, a few have already begun paying their fees for the 2020/21 campaign.

Few supporters believe the club will answer Toon For Change’s plea regarding suspending future payments, though, especially after Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group attempted to remain open despite the UK entering a lockdown.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Toon For Change’s statement on Twitter…

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