‘We shut down Oxford Street’ – Newcastle fans in street protest against Ashley

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first_img scrap Getty Ashley put the club on the market a year ago, but the business tycoon is no closer to relinquishing control with no interested party willing to meet his asking price.Newcastle supporters are now putting pressure on him to do a deal, with a number of them protesting outside Sports Direct in Oxford Street, the flagship store of Ashley’s company.The peaceful protest action was organised by the London Magpie Group and took place at midday on Saturday.Those in attendance held up banners reading sportsredirect.com,a website created in an attempt to sabotage their owner’s billion-pound retail business. PAYBACK Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Newcastle fans have wanted Mike Ashley away from the club for years Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest 1 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Mike. Mike. We’re over here….and here….and here….and here….#NUFC pic.twitter.com/8ovJPqHbnc— If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) November 17, 2018Newcastle supporters yearn to compete for silverware again and, with Champions League winner Rafael Benitez in charge, many supporters believe they have the perfect coach to do just that.And yet the manager has been faced with frustration after frustration since his appointment in 2016, as he finds himself restricted by the lack of funds being made available to him. Newcastle United fans took to the streets of London today to call on Mike Ashley to sell up.The Magpies owner is deeply unpopular at St James’ Park and there have been numerous protests against his 11-year stewardship of the club. Newcastle were an exception to the rule in a big-spending summer transfer window in the Premier League.Of all the top flight clubs in England, 11 of them broke their transfer record this summer.Meanwhile, the Magpies’ record transfer fee remains the £16million they paid to sign Michael Owen from Real Madrid in 2005 – and that was before Ashley was in charge. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 And the protests in London continue #NUFC @group_magpie pic.twitter.com/VQxwBZaK4m— The Magpie Group (@TheMagpieGroup_) November 17, 2018 Down in London with @group_magpie the protests continue…#NUFC #UnitedAgainstAshley pic.twitter.com/NMFirgu0Vn— The Magpie Group (@TheMagpieGroup_) November 17, 2018 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense BEST OF whoops Most Read In Football We shut down Oxford Street @tfweeklypod @NUFCTheMag @TheMagpieGroup_ @nufctrust @nufctrust @AshleyOutdotcom @IfRafaGoesWeGo @TheTruthDirect @tfMichael1892 pic.twitter.com/adeNpBDqM1— London Magpie Group (@group_magpie) November 17, 2018‘United Against Ashley’ banners were also placed across several locations in the North East on Saturday.There was due to be a protest at the Sports Direct HQ in Shirebrook too, but that was scrapped after reports of increased security around the business’ base, according to The Shields Gazette. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? RANKED LATEST ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane last_img

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