Lots of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at a report claiming Mike Ashley will shut down their club shop and make the staff redundant.
In a report from the
Daily Mail, it has been reported the Newcastle owner is set to shut down their club shop and inform the staff the proposed new Saudi Arabia-based owners do not want to keep them.
The club shop is expected to be emptied by the current staff before eventually being restocked by the
new kit supplier for next season, Castore.
Last summer the club were
reportedly close to being taken over by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium, but it is said they pulled out of the running to buy the club.
However, it has been
rumoured a takeover bid is still bubbling away in the background with both parties trying to find a solution to get it over the line.
Do you think the takeover will go through in the summer?
No, it will fail again
In response to Craig Hope’s tweet, the
Toon Army flocked to show their frustration with the current owner.
“Hmmm. This isn’t a particularly sympathetic move for “new owners” to make. Makes little sense to sack those staff, he’s probably looking to cover some of his Fraser group losses.”
“Mike Ashley is not selling it’s all cost cutting as per usual the man is a disgrace”
“What a cowardly way to sack staff in a pandemic. Horrible individual”
“ Peak Ashley, this. And as for Castore… “
“This is so odd. Why would MA do the new owner’s dirty work?”
“This club is so bizarre”
Newcastle are currently in the middle of a relegation scrap, but their
draw against Tottenham Hotspur and victory over Burnley has pulled them six points clear of 18th-placed Fulham to provide them a glimmer of optimism.
From the replies the tweet got from Newcastle fans, it is clear to see their frustration at the reported decision from Ashley with one even claiming it to be a new low in his time at the helm of the club.
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