Video footage emerges of a NUFC fan confronting Lee Charnley – & it’s split opinion..

The unnamed Newcastle fan from @for_supporters has filmed his encounter with managing director Lee Charnley – with the Newcastle chief seen walking away and refusing to answer any questions.

As the clip below shows, Charnley is repeatedly asked whether Mike Ashley gains free advertising from the club as he makes his way out of a NUFC Foundation event last night – with the video sparking a largely positive reaction from Newcastle fans:

Here’s the reaction from Newcastle fans online. The vast majority have backed this fan’s decision to question Charnley, but others are not a fan of this approach.

@ketchell: “They make supporters lives difficult so shouldn’t be surprised when it happens the other way”.

@andy_emmers: “Do we have a right to stalk them at night?”

@danny5590: “Well done for doing that! Taking time out of your evening, this should happen to him way more often. This is the 1st time i have seen a fan question him on video”.

@PJ_Ents2308: “I met Lee a few years ago and he was a nice bloke, a scapegoat for Ashley and although not aggressive at all, waiting in the dark for someone is a tad weird. More than 52,000 have had enough though – me included.”

@shawt1974: “Well done that man the silence says it all.”

@psad2: “This is superb. Pressure like this needs to be applied to Charnley. He is the puppet and the weak link in all of this.”

@JoolioGeordio: “Well done. Silence speaks volumes. Also displayed some arrogance and ignorance. Charnley could have shown some common decency at the beginning of that exchange to acknowledge the question rather than running.

@Pjm5370: “Bit scary and creepy that like.”

@Iam_Wry13m13: “This was the wrong question. Ashley owns the club, he can advertise what he wants surely?”

@JarnyBen: “I thought that was a really calm, sensible, non-threatening approach. Can understand why Lee didn’t answer, but it’s a good start”.

What do you make of this folks? A good way of keeping the pressure up or a step too far?

I think the former myself – providing it’s done in a calm and non-threatening manor (which this was).

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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.

4 thoughts on “Video footage emerges of a NUFC fan confronting Lee Charnley – & it’s split opinion..

  1. You can’t do that lads. Only scaring any future investment. Leave them to it. They won’t stay forever. Protest before and after matches if needed but don’t confront them. Step to far in my opinion.


  2. Time and place , boys.

    What are you going to get out of someone accosting them on the street? I haven’t seen the video, and don’t particularly want to, but I’d guess it was hostile.

    And come on – give up on the free advertising garbage!!!


  3. I don’t really see what difference It will make to Jabba when you make Charnleys life harder. I would have absolutely
    No issue doing this to Jabba and be relentless to to Charnley? No point at all! The guy has already had to leave house and move to Morpeth due to him and his family not getting any peace when out and about. They might as well foot step the person who works in accounts or the ticket office. It will make no difference.


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