Alan Shearer has branded Newcastle United a ‘shambles’ after Geordie boxing star Lewis Ritson admitted that the club have asked him to take all NUFC logos off his clothing – except when he’s fighting live on TV!
Just when you think the club couldn’t treat it’s own any worse, you see this.
As he admits in his series of tweets below, Ritson had been a season ticket holder for seven years, being an avid Newcastle United fan who enters the ring to the Blaydon Races – yet the club will only allow him to ‘represent’ Newcastle United when he’s on TV.
Boxers promoting their teams can only be a good thing for both parties. We’ve seen it with Bellew and Everton and Brook and Sheffield United – however it seems Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United just don’t get that.
Would just like to add, I make no financial gain are profit from the tops/tracksuits, a put my sponsors on and Newcastle badge on because a love the club not to gain from it
— Lewis Ritson (@lewis_ritson) September 24, 2018
Well said. Shambles! https://t.co/vJKpMRQJdD
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 24, 2018
Yes they’ll ‘allow him’ to wear the badge when live on TV, but we all know why that is.