Anyone who knows anything about Newcastle and Mike Ashley will know that the Sports Direct businessman is a snake who will do anything he can to profit off of his football club. Because of that, the Newcastle fans will be going elsewhere to buy their poppy’s this year and avoiding buying them from their club, despite the ‘all proceeds go to the Poppy Legion’ notice.
POPPY APPEAL: The 2018 Newcastle United Poppy Appeal pin badge is now available in the club store at St. James' Park, priced at £2.50.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 3, 2018
Plenty of Newcastle fans have been left wondering where their club’s television money and money that club has generated has gone as it certainly hasn’t been given to Rafa Benitez to help improve the squad. With that alone, the fans are now sceptical to by anything from their club shop and will be desperate to avoid buying a Newcastle United poppy from there as they want to ensure their money is going towards a better cause than Mike Ashley’s pocket.
There is so little trust that the Geordies have with Mike Ashley and they’ll be keen to ensure that any type of Newcastle merchandise they buy is from somewhere other than their club or Sports Direct. The fans aren’t going to change either, and the only thing that will give them hope that their money will be put back into the club is if Ashley finally sells up and they get a more reputable and honest man or woman owning the club.
You can read The Magpies’ verdict on the club’s sale of poppies here:
I guarantee that Mike Ashley will take a cut of this money.
— Cola (@Percycola) October 3, 2018
Skip fat boys and buy direct from the Legion
— Andy G (@Tarzyroo) October 3, 2018
How much goes to mike ashley??
— sturrock (@sturrock89) October 3, 2018
— Amy (@geordiegalg) October 3, 2018
Does £2:49 of it go straight to Sports Direct?
Or do all proceeds go to the charitable Mike Ashley Foundation?
— Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChancer) 3 October 2018
buying mine direct from @popplegion not risk'n my money going into fcb's back pocket
— eddie (@EddiebatesEp) October 3, 2018
How much is fat boys cut ?
— John Barrass (@john_barrass) October 3, 2018
The Magpies are in no doubt that Ashley would stoop so low as to take money away from the Poppy Legion and will be keen to ensure they purchase their poppies elsewhere.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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