Richard Keys now claims to have contacted the Police after receiving ‘vile abuse’ from several Newcastle United fans following his recent comments about Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley.
The ex-Sky presenter came out and backed Mike Ashley despite our negative net spend, claiming Benitez should ‘shut-up or walk’ after the Spaniard made his frustrations known towards the end of the transfer window.
To say his comments weren’t received well by Newcastle fans is an understatement. Abuse will have followed – what else did he expect? – but it seems a few may have crossed the line.
Here’s a snippet from his latest blog post, claiming he’s no reported several NUFC fans – leading to ‘one or two Police investigations’ – with him now ‘fairly certain’ that charges will now follow as a result:
“The vile abuse you Geordies poured my way last week has led to one or two Police investigations. I’m fairly certain charges will follow.
“I’m always happy to exchange views – but let’s try and keep it out of the playground shall we?
“You do yourselves and your wonderful club a dis-service.”
No doubt a few fans have overstepped the mark – and we don’t condone this – but Keys really doesn’t help himself, does he? Unjustified attacks on Rafa Benitez and blind loyalty towards Mike Ashley despite another summer of lies and deceit.
Here’s what he also had to say about the game over the weekend earlier on in his piece for his personal blog, saying that we’ll win more than we’ll lose if we play how we did on Saturday, but also fitting in a little sly dig at Benitez too – suggesting he’s taken his ‘advice’ regarding transfers:
“Spurs looked good.
“And I thought Newcastle did too.
“They’ll win more than they lose playing like that.
“And I’m pleased Benitez took my advice. ‘I’m a pro’, he said when asked about alleged transfer failings this last week. ‘I’ve nothing to say’.
“Exactly. He got seven in. I’m sure, like every manager, he wanted more, but why resort to all the de-stabilising whining?
Rafa doesn’t need your help and you clearly can’t take the abuse that comes as a result of your petty comments, so maybe it’s best you took your own advice and ‘shut it’ – just as you told our manager last week?
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