The morning after Rafa Benitez officially left Newcastle, the club has managed to anger the fans even more.
The club tweeted that the new kit was now available to buy. They did try to be funny by sarcastically saying ‘form an orderly queue’ which did not go down well with the supporters.
Especially when considering, of all the new kits launched for next season, it is the most expensive, according to a report in The Times. The total price on the official website for an adult kit of shirt, shorts, and socks comes to £102.
Many fans have already joined campaigns to boycott games and not buy any merchandise until Mike Ashley is gone. The supporters would have thought it was an insult anyway, but the timing really hasn’t done them any favours, and neither has their attempt at comedy.
The Newcastle faithful took to Twitter to voice the opinions, and in no uncertain terms told the club exactly what they thought of the launch…
Our new home kit is in stores from today.
Form an orderly queue… ????♂️ pic.twitter.com/twqQ7BqYFH
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 1, 2019
What crass timing from an awful football club,you should be ashamed of yourselves.
— Paul Wardle (@paulwallsend) July 1, 2019
Are you actually trolling fans or what? Ludicrous behaviour.
— Lee Robson (@leerobson23) July 1, 2019
You have no shame ?
— Ginkoh_NUFC (@Ginkohro) July 1, 2019
The most expensive shirts in the country?! In exchange for a net surplus transfer spend. ????
— Ben (@Bengn87) July 1, 2019
This is pathetic.
— Jamie Hardesty (@JamieHardesty) July 1, 2019
How much of the sales profit goes to the club? Roughly? You know as a percentage between zero and zero?
— NUFC Fundamentalist (@Toon___Fan) July 1, 2019
No thanks. Never again until Ashley is gone
— Raj Bithal (@Biffarinho) July 1, 2019
The time to boycott is NOW
— Andrew (@Chadwick_10) July 1, 2019
You couldn’t be any more disconnected from your local community even if you tried. Relegation is all that comes next.
— geordie dug (@geordiedug2) July 1, 2019
The contempt you treat us with is disgusting
— ⚽️Jimmy⚽️ (@Jimmy4249) July 1, 2019