Some interesting footage has emerged from St James’ Park following Saturday’s game with Brighton, showing ex-NUFC chairman Chris Mort in the stands.
Considering Chris Mort acted on behalf of Amanda Staveley in her takeover negotiations last season, his re-appearance on Tyneside is intriguing to say the least.
He was not sat with Ashley, however several NUFC fans have questioned just whether there could be some significance behind his appearance – with him not being from the area and him not being a fan suggesting that he could only be here for business.
— steve wraith (@stevewraith) October 20, 2018
Chris Mort in the stands today sitting away from Ashley has to be significant. Its not like he is a regular, nor is the club local to him, he basically had no business being there unless it was business he was there for? 🙏 #nufc
— Geoff Woods (@GeoffWoods1) October 20, 2018
— Andrew Davis (@andrew14ad) October 20, 2018
The lawyer acted as chairman in Ashley’s first season at the club, however he was replaced by Derek Llambias.
Mort now works at Freshfields – the firm that represented Amanda Staveley during her takeover pursuit of NUFC – and it was confirmed that he was NOT sitting next to Ashley and his camp during the game.
Lee Ryder has suggested that it was ‘a day out at his old club’, but quite a few aren’t convinced..