Date: 2nd July 2019 at 7:01pm
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There has been a lot of talk of protests on Tyneside ever since Newcastle issued a statement declaring Rafa Benitez’s departure from St James’ Park, with fans wishing to vent their anger and frustrations at how Mike Ashley is running United.

Fan group Wor Flags, who have been trying to boost the atmosphere at our home games, have taken the decision to cease operations until further notice as a show of defiance against the Sports Direct owner, noting that Ashley’s ‘vile regime’ has destroyed the efforts of the Magpies fanbase.

The United fan protest group behind AshleyOut.com, meanwhile, have called on their fellow Magpies supporters to ‘make a stand’ and stay away from St James’ Park when the new campaign rolls around, as well as boycotting the purchase of any club merchandise until Ashley sells the club.

Some supporters even visited Ashley’s residency over the weekend to take their protests directly to our owner on the day before Benitez’s Newcastle contract officially expired, and held aloft a banner which read: ‘Sports Neglect, this isn’t blowing over’.

Prominent Toon figure Steve Wraith, however, has shunned the idea of partaking in such protests, noting that while he is not opposed to the idea, he would not be able to bring himself to joining in.

Wraith, best known as a boxing promoter and avid Newcastle fan, has since been called ‘out of touch’ by some of his fellow Magpies supporters, who feel there is ‘massive demand’ for protests as ‘there’s nothing left to lose’.

Here are some of the replies Wraith has received…

 
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3 Replies to “‘Seriously out of touch’ – Many Newcastle fans react as prominent Toon figure shuns Ashley protest”

  • Steve has always been about self promotion of himself, always wanted to be a star, but has ended up a stars brown nose lackie and a Labour club boxing promoter….total fraud

  • Could it be that Steve Wraith, happens to think that hes moved up in the world. Mind you Rafa was off quickly to the other side of world, he did not hang about and his staff are off with him, hell it takes me weeks to get the wife in the mood for food shop, (3 miles away), dont know how she would feel about the local equivalent to Asda, on the other side of the world
    And now Perez is off back to Cost del Leicester, whos next?

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