Late last night on BBC Five Live radio, Ian Wright was one of the guests and when the topic of conversation turned to Newcastle United, the ex-Arsenal man was ready to tear into Mike Ashley. The 54-year-old pundit went in on Mike Ashley, questioning where the money at the club had gone and asked what Ashley has done for Newcastle as a city since he’s owned the club.
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) October 1, 2018
Ian Wright is often seen on Match of the Day alongside the likes of Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer and it seems that the issues surrounding Newcastle have really started to affect him, as he claimed he can no longer joke about it with Alan Shearer as it is ‘too close to the bone’. The Magpies will be delighted to see Wright joining the movement against Ashley and they’ll be keen to see the Sports Direct owner out of their club as soon as possible.
Wright is just one of a number of football’s big names to have spoken out about the issues at the club. He joins the likes of Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer and Jeff Stelling to have spoken out about the plight that the club’s fans and the city have faced as a result of Mike Ashley’s ownership. The Geordies will be in a much better place when Ashley is out of the club and it’s up to the fans and the pundits to raise awareness about the injustices that Ashley is behind if they want to finally rid the club and the city of him for good.
You can see what The Magpies make of Wright’s comments here:
Ashley is just out for what he can get from Newcastle just like the Glazers at Utd. Both are cancerous for football.
— Paul Williams (@CheshireRed68) 1 October 2018
Makes a change for @IanWright0 to stick up for us. He’s right of course. Spot on in fact. At least the Romans gave the ‘barbarians’ the aqueduct
— neilB (@neilTheMagpie) October 1, 2018
Newcastle United are a fabulous club, Like LFC they have Magnificent Fans, deserve better. For Sure.
— Bhavesh Bulsara (@360Specialist) 1 October 2018
Always liked @IanWright0
— wilf (@wilf_toon) October 2, 2018
Talking with some strength for once
— PesAlchemy (@FcAlchemy) 1 October 2018
It's Mike Ashley's money/investment and it's his decision to pocket the profit or spend it. The fans could buy him out if they're unhappy
— HoleyMoley (@HoleyMoley13) October 1, 2018
Thank you Ian …. means a lot to us feeling support and understanding from others. We were here long before he came and we’ll be here long after he’s gone. Newcastle United will never be defeated
— DougOTC (@dougofthecorner) 1 October 2018
The Geordies are desperate to get Ashley out of the club and will appreciate Ian Wright’s comments on the matter.
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