A number of Newcastle United fans have reacted to a recent reveal from sports lawyer Nick De Marco, that his cousins have links to Newcastle.
De Marco is representing Newcastle and current owner Mike Ashley, and is hoping to resurrect a £300million takeover in the future according to the Shields Gazette.
It was well-publicised that a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium were interested in taking over the club, with a deal being agreed between them and Mike Ashley.
However, the move failed to materialise when the move was scrutinised by the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test and it is understood that PIF ran out of patience.
But De Marco is keen on getting a deal over the line in the future it is believed, and he has recently tweeted a link between himself and Newcastle involving the Mark Toney chain of ice cream parlours, which also involved wanting to visit them one day.
A link with Newcastle & my family. The Marcantonio family, cousins of the De Marcos from Picinisco in Italy, settled their Italian ice cream business in Newcastle & I’m glad to find it’s still there. Another place I must visit one day: https://t.co/tf0AfYhdR7 #IceCream
— Nick De Marco QC (@nickdemarco_) December 12, 2020
Plenty of Newcastle United supporters took to social media to react to this recent reveal by De Marco, and it’s safe to say that they were delighted to hear of his family links to the area.
I’ll pay for your taxi up when the takeover is confirmed
— Sam (@SamLennon21) December 12, 2020
— Newcastle Consortium Supporters (@NCSL1892) December 12, 2020
Nick you've been to Newcastle this week obviously and couldn't go in because of tier 3 restrictions and the threat of 1000's geordies asking you if done #nufctakeover is done yet ? take care @nickdemarco_
— Gary McAlpine (@GaryMcAlpine3) December 12, 2020
When you come to Newcastle after helping us, we will meet you at Central, guard of honour, up the road to Mark Tony shop. Then around town to celebrate, the queue of Toon fans wanting to buy you a drink in town will be never ending (for life).
— sask (@toontate) December 12, 2020
Nick love’s the toon ??
— Adam Cavener (@CavenerAdam) December 12, 2020
There’s only one Nick De Marco
One Nick De Marco
Walking along singing the song
Walking in a Geordie Wonderland ????????
Get the Nufc takeover done and u will never have to buy a pint again mate ????????
— Rich Miller?????? (@Rich1982Miller) December 12, 2020
You'll never have to buy ice cream in Newcastle ever again if you manage to get this #NUFC takeover through. Every fan would buy you all the alcohol, ice cream, paint and blank canvasses that you'll ever want or need ??
— Adrian (Adi) Langley (@adilangley) December 12, 2020
Mate get the #NUFCTakeover sorted and you can have the keys to the city! ?
— Geordie_Down_Under85 (@GeordieInOz85) December 12, 2020
Get this takeover through and you will never pay for a pint in Newcastle for the rest of your life ?
— Kris Leighton (@toontong85) December 12, 2020
He’s one of our own,
He’s one of our ooooowwwnnnnn,
Nick De Marco,
He’s one of our own
— ?? King of Northumbria ?? (@Sandancer1977) December 12, 2020
Newcastle are currently sat 12th in the Premier League table, and will be hoping they can build on some impressive recent showings under the management of Steve Bruce.
The Magpies have won their last two matches, which included a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened West Brom on Saturday afternoon, as Dwight Gayle struck the winner eight minutes from time.
Steve Bruce’s side are set to return to action in midweek, when they take on Leeds United at Elland Road, in what is likely to be a closely-fought battle between the two teams.