With the Magpie Group now confirming plans to boycott December’s clash with Wolves at St James’ Park, Rafa Benitez has asked fans to ‘keep supporting the team’ – saying it is vital that we stay together if we want to stay up this season.
As you can see, this creates a huge dilemma for several NUFC fans.
Many feel like a boycott is NEEDED so that Mike Ashley takes fan protests seriously, however it’s also accepted that the players need our support inside St James’ Park – with us losing all FIVE of our home games so far this season and extremely low on confidence.
Here’s what Rafa’s had to say when asked about fans plans to boycott the Wolves game in December:
“We can help the atmosphere in the city by winning games. We have to try that.
“In the mean time we need the fans going to the stadium supporting the team for 90 minutes. If we make mistakes, we make mistakes.
“I will be the first one to make mistakes. We have to keep supporting the team.
“If we want to stay in the Premier League – like we proved last year – we are stronger all together.”
Benitez on @TheMagpieGroup_ boycott plans.
"We need the fans going to the stadium supporting the team for 90 minutes."
Going to be an interesting dynamic, this, moving forward.https://t.co/JG0n3QK4qK
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) October 27, 2018
So, what do we do?
Do we boycott in the hope that it will make Ashley buckle and take the protests seriously, or do we back Benitez and the players after such a poor start to the season.