Newcastle fans are always quick to take to social media to vent their opinions. The latest protest plans are no different.
The awful tenure under Mike Ashley is something all fans want to come to an end. However, it’s clear not all fans agree with how that should happen.
Already this season, The Magpie Group have attempted an 11-minute walk-in against West Ham United. Then followed the abandoned boycott vs Wolves.
Some fans have even taken to protesting against Ashley outside a restaurant and outside his home. The latest plan is a sit-in at the full-time whistle following the home game against current champions, Manchester City. However, although it’s live on BT Sport, many fans have their reservations.
Twitter user @ToonPolls posed the question: “Will you be taking part in the sit-in against Man City?”
— Toon Polls (@ToonPolls) January 23, 2019
Perhaps unsurprisingly, two-thirds of those who responded weren’t up for the idea:
Don’t see the point. Cameras have gone, most viewers have switched off. it’s on BT which no bugger watches and who will probably be in a studio. Surely action just before kick off or mid game makes more sense?
— SangreDeToro (@mrgarybrien) January 23, 2019
Nope. I would never ever do anything TMG wanted to do given every other farce they’ve ‘organised’
— Gem (@gems_endgame) January 23, 2019
There should have been something planned for Watford in the FA CUP! We ain’t gonna win it so the chance was there to make our feelings felt against Mike Ashley. Away from distracting the players etc in the Premier league. It was an ideal game to go all out against Ashley! #NUFC
— CrazyDave (@Trickster070) January 23, 2019
I might depending on numbers doing it, more than likely the ground will start emptying in the 80th min if we are a couple down.
— D (@NufSea) January 23, 2019
What seems evident is that something needs doing, but no-one can agree on what is best. While the polls brought in a resounding ‘no’, The Magpie Group did have backing on their own account.
It’ll get attention. I was on Gallowgate terrace in 70s and whole of Leazes terrace packed with fans after match chanting ‘sack the board’ – if only we had a board to sack these days.
— ianjohnsontoontoon (@ianjohnsontoon1) January 20, 2019
No one is offering any other protest so I’m all for this.
Might be cold, late and work early next day but what else you gonna do, go home and whinge
— Lee Robson (@leerobson23) January 20, 2019
It remains to be seen if Toon fans can find a cause that they’d all be willing to participate in, but a lot depends on how the team perform on the pitch, too.