Supporters of Newcastle United have recently flocked to a social media post which was shared on Twitter by Nick De Marco QC.
The Toon’s owner, Mike Ashley, is currently trying to force through the club’s Saudi Arabian backed-takeover bid (per Daily Star).
To do so, he hired the help of De Marco alongside Shaheed Fatima QC to help the businessman get the deal across the line.
In a recent post to Twitter, the lawyer shared some images to social media which he had taken with his phone in Brighton (per Nick De Marco).
With many Toon fans keen to know how Newcastle’s legal battle with the top flight is going, many flocked to the tweet.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say following Nick De Marco’s tweet?
— Nick De Marco QC (@nickdemarco_) December 10, 2020
Zebras?oil?Keith Lemon has thrown me
— MAGS???????? (@NUFCMAGS1966) December 10, 2020
One fan even recognised that The Record Album is located on Terminus street, which led them to speculate that the Newcastle takeover is in the end game, with Terminus meaning the ‘final part of point‘.
Looks like we’re in the end game. https://t.co/6yDsnP0lgN
— Miblacki (@Miblacki1) December 10, 2020
Oh no a zebra ? be prepared pal ?
— kevo175 ? (@kevo175) December 10, 2020
One of the images contained a zebra, which many Toon fans felt was in relation to the North-East club as they aired that there were hidden messages in the photos.
Do you think Nick De Marco and Shaheed Fatima will be able to force the takeover through?
No, we need to move on
Yes, anything is possible
And now this he is defo playing the zebra appeared now ??
— spenny mag ???????? (@ste71) December 10, 2020
Zebra ?, oil ?, potato (Ashley out ?) trophy cabinet ???????
Bring it home Nick 🙂 You will be a ledgend for the rest of the mighty Toon history :)????????
— Kenneth Wilson (@Toonern) December 10, 2020
The bid which De Marco is trying to force through is the £300m offer from a Saudi-backed consortium to take over the St. James’ Park outfit.
It was first reported back in late July that the takeover had failed due to the consortium ending its bid over a drawn out process regarding the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test (per BBC).
These clues and riddles aren’t even very well hidden now ! Gooooo onnnn!
— Lewie (@LooizAllan) December 10, 2020
Probably shouldn’t read into the zebra but….CANS
— Daniel Ashton (@danielashton88) December 10, 2020
Zebra did you say ??
— Alex gower (@Alexgower11) December 10, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from Newcastle fans, they clearly believed there was some kind of subliminal message in De Marco’s Twitter post.