Richard Keys makes unbelievable Mike Ashley claims – NUFC fans hit back brilliantly

According to Sky Sports reject Richard Keys, we should all be grateful for what Mike Ashley has done for Newcastle United – claiming that he’s given us ‘financial stability’ and a  ‘future’ – as well as being responsible for Alan Shearer and Rafa Benitez’s appointments.

Keys (who now works for Bein Sports after being forced out of Sky seven years ago following sexist comments) clearly has something against Rafa (see his recent comments about the Spaniard here), but his support for Mike Ashley is absolutely absurd.

Football is a game of opinions, but his latest tweet about the infamous NUFC owner is nothing short of embarrassing, showing just how blinded he is by the truth.

Here’s what he’s said in response to an NUFC fan during a recent exchange on Twitter:

“I don’t agree (that Ashley’s been a bad owner).

“He’s given you financial stability. He saved the club from bankruptcy.

“Like anyone else – he’s made mistakes but he gave you Shearer.

“He gave you Benitez. He gave you a future. There was no club to manage without his money.

As ever, Newcastle fans hit back at Keys in brilliant fashion to set the record straight. Here’s some of the best ones:

‘1) The club wasn’t at risk of bankruptcy. 2) we don’t have financial stability, the club ‘owes’ Ashley money it’ll never be allowed to repay. 3) We’ve lost the revenue from sponsors due to SD being all over SJP. 4) The club isn’t allowed to spend the money it generates. TV money?’

‘He’s also suffered TWO relegations during his ownership due to terrible decision making and trying to scrape by with bargain basement managers and players Mr Keys. He has millions worth a free advertising around the stadium which means we lose a fortune in revenue He’s a leach’

‘Gave us shearer?! Big al is still waiting for that phone call from him 9 years later!’

‘What stability though? He just gave us huge debt to him instead. He puts none of his own money in and now doesn’t even put the profits back in. He’s absolutely ruined a once great club’

‘So because he purchased a club he had done no due diligence on and was forced to pump money in, that justifies over a decade of bad decisions, disgusting decisions and mediocrity? I don’t think so Richard. The man has zero ambition for the club and has absolute no interest.’

‘What’s the point in giving us a manager and no resources? It’s 2018 Richard you need money in football unless you’re living in a fantasy world. Would you employ a carpenter without tools?’

‘He chased away Keegan and Shearer. He had Shearer’s bar at St. James’ Park renamed. He’s starved the club of advert revenue and revenue generated by non-football events. We all know you’re a mouthpiece for Ashley’s regime, so pack it in before you embarrass yourself more.’

And to top it all off, he’s now had a pop at Newcastle players for going on strike after a dispute over bonuses:

Thank goodness we don’t have to see this man on our television screens anymore.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “Richard Keys makes unbelievable Mike Ashley claims – NUFC fans hit back brilliantly

  1. Richard Keys?? Oh yes, he’s the sexist pig who ran off with his daughters best friend whilst married. Thought he died a few years back. Or was that just wishful thinking. Anyway hairy boy, sssh, you are embarrassing yourself…..again.

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  2. I wish people would stop feeding this transparent troll. That he’s fallen to the point of having to troll supporters to gain clicks already illustrates how pathetic he is. Fans engaging with his nonsense is what he wants. Ignore the planet of the apes reject until he fades away permanently.

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  3. Keys is an idiot, Newcastle United are an institution, Ashley was just the fortunate one to get in first and snap up before more interested parties took hold. This is how he does his business, like a vulture

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  4. keys the the pondlife who works on a foreign channel because nobody wants him over here , talks out his backside wants to engage his brain before he pumps his gums.

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