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Newcastle United: Magpies fans react to latest Mike Ashley update

Newcastle United: Magpies fans react to latest Mike Ashley update - Newcastle United

Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley has said he is “deeply apologetic” for terribly mishandling the way his Frasers Group has reacted to recent events, and unsurprisingly the Toon Army have ripped into his open letter. 

The Black and Whites chairman faced heavy criticism from a cross-section of society after he tried to keep his Sports Direct chain open amid the growing global crisis.

Ashley was forced to make a quick U-turn following a public government intervention. Michael Gove told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the billionaire had made the “wrong” decision and his stores joined fellow non-essential retailers like John Lewis in shutting their doors (Guardian).

Attempting to make amends, the club’s owner wrote “outside of Frasers Group, I have offered our support to the NHS and we are poised and ready for when that offer is accepted, with our entire fleet of lorries at their disposal – to help deliver medical equipment and supplies.

“This offer is not limited to the NHS but all key workforces across the Government. We will help wherever possible.”

He concluded “finally, to reiterate, I am deeply apologetic about the misunderstandings of the last few days. We will learn from this and will try not to make the same mistakes in the future.”

The tycoon owns a collection of some of the country’s biggest brands and is reportedly worth a staggering £1.9bn via the Sunday Times Rich List.

Predictably plenty of Magpies tore apart his apology online, with some angry fans dubbing Ashley “the Scrooge of this generation” and accusing him of being a “liar.” Another supporter even called him a “horrible greedy man.”

Scroll through the scathing reactions down below…

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