The Magpie Group have insisted that they will ‘fully respect’ any fan who decides not to get involved in the boycott planned for December’s home game with Wolves – accepting that it’s ‘never possible’ to reach a full consensus.
This perhaps comes in response to True Fatih’s controversial article, stating that you would ‘not be a true Newcastle fan’ if you did not boycott the game next month.
Here’s what they then said when addressing those who do not wish to take part in the protests, insisting that there is ‘no reason’ for these differences in opinion to create a divide between fans – being something we’ve seen on social media this week:
“For those that choose not to partake in any of the events organised, we fully respect that decision and accept that a consensus will never be possible. It’s a personal choice. There is no reason for any animosity on the stands, on the streets or on social media.
“Those fans that join protests and those that don’t, the team and the manager are Newcastle United. We all want what’s best for the club and do all we can to achieve this aim. The Magpie Group support everyone working for a better Newcastle United, however they feel is right. One man is working against Newcastle United and all of us that make the club. His only aim is to grow his retail empire at our cost.
“Mike Ashley is the reason The Magpie Group was formed and we will continue to fight for a better future for Newcastle United.”
Given the way this looming decision has divided some fans, this is a much needed part of the Magpie Group’s recent statement.
It has created petty arguments between supporters on social media – something which hardly fits in well with the idea that we must all stay ‘united’ to help our side survive this season.
Here’s three examples of where fans have been at total opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to a boycott, with first tweet (see below) suggesting you’re not a true fan if you don’t boycott, one refusing to boycott and preferring to support the team and another insisting that it is your choice – not matter which way you go come December 9th:
Anyone who attends the Wolves game deserves Ashley for the rest of their supporting lives.
The spectacle of an empty ground will be absolutely amazing & will leave him in no doubt that wont let this blow over.
— Ashley hates NUFC fans (@TOONRafalution) October 27, 2018
#BoycottWolves is creating a huge debate. I remember @spiritofshankly saying “You won’t get everyone” at the @tfNUFCfanzine event & he is right. Whether you boycott or not is YOUR choice, nobody else’s. Take pride in your choice & don’t let someone else slag you off for it. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/7goJ38UIhp
— Tommy Longworth 💻🎙📝 (@Tommy_Longworth) October 29, 2018