Sky reveal what NUFC players are now doing in protest against Mike Ashley – What a mess

It has been confirmed by Sky Sports today that Newcastle United players are now ‘refusing’ to cooperate with the media until the the latest ‘bonus dispute’ with Mike Ashley is resolved.

On the plus side, it seems there’s now pressure being placed on Mike Ashley from both players, fans and Rafa Benitez – although this just emphasises the total idiocy that currently exists at board level.

As confirmed by Sky’s Keith Downie, this dispute is purely between the club and players – and nothing to do with TV companies such as Sky Sports and BT Sports – however the squad are clearly taking a stand in a bid to get this sorted once and for all.

Here’s what Sky’s Keith Downie and Pete Graves have had to say about the situation today:

It was highlighted in The Mail last night that NUFC players were threatening not to fulfil media commitments as a result of this bonus dispute with Mike Ashley, and it seems they have now following through with those threats – refusing to do any pre-season shots for TV broadcasters today and failing to speak after recent defeats to Braga and Augsburg over the last few weeks.

A reminder that this all comes just five days away from the new season’s big kick off.

What a mess.

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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 “Sky reveal what NUFC players are now doing in protest against Mike Ashley – What a mess

  1. Bloody Hell!! Don’t they earn enough…
    Ashley must be thinking…”Someone, Anyone please buy this mess from me”


  2. I think the issue is that the clubs targets and Rafas targets will be miles apart at the moment. The club probably looking at mid table again and Rafa will see 40pts as a huge achievement – difficult to set bonuses when you can’t agree a common target.

    But I agree Billy. They get paid enough to fulfill the media commitments. They don’t want to turn the media against them when it’s Ashley who’s the **** here.


  3. Good, its nothing to do with money, if they don’t make a stance what hope do us morals have. And if makes cashley look a **** then that’s fine by me as well


  4. These small ripples will end up waves with more people noting what is going on with mike Ashley

    This news may well bring out some proper investigation journalism into mike Ashley and Newcastle as a whole which would be good news if a journalist was to delve into and look at what is going on like they did in the old days


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