Date: 26th June 2020 at 7:25pm
Written by: Shaun Williamson

Newcastle United supporters have flocked to a recent update surrounding disgraced owner Mike Ashley this week.

According to iNews, the Magpies chief’s retail empire tops HMRC’s ‘hit list’ as they investigate complaints over ‘abuse of the furlough scheme’ from staff.

It’s claimed that tax officials are considering an investigation into the billionaire’s businesses that may lead to the Treasury clawing back millions in furlough payments.

At the beginning of lockdown in March, Ashley tried to suggest that Sports Direct was an “essential store” that needed to stay open but then performed a u-turn after criticism, admitting his actions were “ill-judged”.

Will you be glad to see the back of Mike Ashley?

Absolutely!

Absolutely!

No, I'll miss him

No, I'll miss him

Meanwhile, those at St James’ Park are eagerly awaiting news that they have finally been rid of their owner after a tumultuous 13-year tenure.

The Magpies are currently involved in a £300m takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium, subject to Premier League approval.

Much of the United faithful have reacted to these developments, criticising the top-flight for taking so long with their owners and directors test when Ashley clearly isn’t ‘fit and proper’ himself.

Whilst others are hardly surprised by the news.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter…

 
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