One would expect St James’ Park to be packed to the rafters when Newcastle United host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 9 December 2018. However, there is a campaign which, appears to be gathering pace and growing in popularity for fans to boycott the Premier League fixture.
Anyone who follows football will have heard about the Toon faithful’s view and how they perceive club owner Mike Ashley. They want rid of the multi-millionaire who, in their opinion has no love or loyalty towards the club.
The situation is complicated and hard to understand, especially if you haven’t been following years of developments. And to be honest, I can’t do the situation justice without delving into the, who, what, why and when all of this began.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) October 12, 2018
Mike Ashley, who is the CEO of Sports Direct and House of Fraser owner bought NUFC in 2007. But, in recent years the 54-year-old has made his intentions clear. He wants to sell the club. The thing is and if you believe everything you read Ashley has received official and unofficial bids to take the club into new ownership. But, reports suggest all meaningful offers have been blocked. It was as if Ashley, (who knows only too well that his presence anywhere near Newcastle is unwelcome) enjoys watching the Toon Army squirm in frustration.
Newcastle Utd vs. Wolves – 9 Dec 2018 – Live on Sky Sports – Kick-off 4 pm.
Calls for Newcastle fans to boycott in protest against Mike Ashley.
“This is a message to ALL NEWCASTLE FANS – please boycott this game,” said The Mag. The independent Voice of Newcastle Utd since 1988.
“Please watch it on TV at home or in a pub instead.
“It will show to the watching world how sick we all are of the dreadful, parsimonious, parasitic ownership of Mike Ashley.
“How can they keep a straight face on Sky when they announce a crowd of 50,000 to an empty stadium?
“Newcastle’s biggest strength is also its greatest weakness. The loyalty of the fans.
“We have put up with so much for so long. Well not anymore.
“A full “all out” boycott live on TV has never been successfully achieved in this country. Let’s make history.
“The time for positive action is NOW.
“I am not advocating people going to the ground at all. Stay local. If people want to go in, let them. That is their business.
“Treat this like a picket line. A fans picket line. Will you cross it?? I won’t.
“Please support. This is our chance to make a difference.”
— Wolves Talk (@Wolves_TT1) October 15, 2018
If the boycott comes to fruition what will it prove?
In my opinion, it will prove nothing except showing a global TV audience that the Geordie fans are a fickle lot.
— The Mag (@NUFCTheMag) October 11, 2018
If boycotting games is the way to go then stop going – NOW and don’t go back to St James’ Park until Mike Ashley has gone for good.