Date: 25th March 2020 at 8:45am
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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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