On Saturday, Newcastle United did the unthinkable and finally recorded their first three points of the season. Their spirited win over Watford was exactly what the Magpies have been dying for and as this news broke about a fan confronting Mike Ashley during the 1-0 win has only made Saturday an even better day. Fans can read about the incident in The Daily Mail.
Security forced to intervene after Newcastle fan in directors’ box confronts owner Mike Ashley https://t.co/W0sFP7uK9A
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) November 4, 2018
Mike Ashley has been showing his face at St James Park over the last few weeks and given the way he has handled club affairs you can see why the Geordies would be contemplating and actually going ahead with confronting the crooked businessman. Ashley’s running of Newcastle is farcical and it would be a huge shock to see him get through the rest of the season without more incidents like this occurring.
In a week where millions of people in the football world have been paying their respects to the Leicester City owner, Viachai Srivaddhanaprabha, it has really hit home with Newcastle fans how awful Ashley has been for both the football club and the city of Newcastle and until the Sports Direct owner has been entirely forced out of the club it’s hard to see how these protests and confrontations will stop.
You can read The Geordies’ verdict on the fan who stood up to Ashley here:
This needs to happen more often to be honest. Make life as uncomfortable as possible for him.
— Liam (@ldabbs89) November 4, 2018
Legend!! More people doing this every week will make a difference. Make it uncomfortable for fatty #nufc
— LeazesNews (@LeazesNews) November 4, 2018
Keep. It. Up.#NUFC
— Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChance) 4 November 2018
The only amazing bit to me is he isn’t approached more often.
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) November 4, 2018
he deserves a medal
— ASHLEY OUT (@Ashley__OUT) 4 November 2018
Buy this man a beer
— Paul Emmerson (@mirandinha0) November 4, 2018
Guys a hero
— Trevor Cameron (@Trevor12Cameron) November 4, 2018
The Magpies loved seeing Ashley get confronted and will hope this becomes a more regular occurrence at the club.