After Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce gave his thoughts on the season ticket initiative on Sky Sports via the Chronicle ahead of a crucial December period for his side, some supporters have since slammed his stance on the whole situation and claim he is just another ‘Ashley yes man’.
The support at St. James’ Park has dwindled this season due to the protests surrounding owner Mike Ashley’s controversial tenure, with the relationship between fans and the board being at its most sour in years.
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Of course, the fans’ distaste for Ashley’s reign is no surprise to anyone given the fact it’s been well documented for years, but this season in particular has seen a notable drop in home attendees as a result of the tension.
Now, with Bruce praising the free half-season ticket movement, some supporters have gathered on social media and voiced their opinion over the matter – hinting that the former Sunderland boss is playing right into Ashley’s hands.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Ashley’s new “yes” man.
— Even Odds (@Stevie306) December 11, 2019
This year’s Pardew reading this week’s Bishop prepared script. Just another football mercenary that’s sold his soul.
— Andy Rivers (@andy_rivs) December 11, 2019
You can. Ashley sells up. Simple.
— Callum Robinson (@Robinson_Callum) December 11, 2019
No surprise that Bruce us living up to the yes man tag.
— Mal Huddart (@M4lah75) December 11, 2019
So is steve suggesting those that aren’t attending this season are not ‘truly loyal supporters’ as suggested in this piece?
Poor from him but expect nothing less from a man so desperate to take & keep taking mike Ashley’s coin.
— Craig (@1CraigAllan) December 11, 2019
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) December 11, 2019
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