Rio Ferdinand sends Sunday morning message to NUFC fans – He’s embarrassing himself now..

After his unbelievable rant live on BT Sport last night – where he defended Sports Direct chum Mike Ashley and claimed we should be thanking him – Rio Ferdinand has had yet another dig at NUFC fans this morning.

Rio claimed we should be saying ‘thank you’ to Ashley for appointing Benitez and spending £50m when we went down. He conveniently misses out the fact that it was Mike’s lack of spending that got us relegated in the first place – not to mention the fact that the money spent following relegation was not from Ashley’s pocket but simply funds raised by the club itself.

Here’s what he’s now tweeted this morning – with him now championing Ashley for ‘turning a profit’, giving us ‘no debt’ and keeping us in the Premier League:

Rio, we’re in the bottom three. Is that down to Rafa Benitez not being a very good manager or Mike Ashley not being a very good owner? Hmm..

He calls us a ‘yo-yo club’. Ok, we might be now, but whose fault is that? There’s a common denominator here Rio.

“I don’t even know him [Mike Ashley] very well!”

“When they went down, he spent £50m of his own money to get them up. Thank you, that should be.”

“By the way, please say thank you for getting Rafa Benítez in! They’re lucky to have him!”

He’s embarrassed himself live on TV, either showing that he’s an incredibly short sighted pundit or too concerned about keeping in Ashley’s good books given he’s now launching a product in S**** Direct. Probably both.

I initially found his ignorance infuriating, but Rio is just showing himself up in front of the whole footballing community now.

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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 “Rio Ferdinand sends Sunday morning message to NUFC fans – He’s embarrassing himself now..

  1. I hardly know Ashley BUT My clothing brand FIVE is exclusively sold by SD and the FGB!!
    Come on Rio you are an embarressment as much as ar!e kisser Keys!!


  2. Is Rio the new Robbie Savage ! Spouting rubbish at a peak viewing time. Showing the football world once again how poor the so called B T ‘s experts are !


  3. Rio needs to keep his mouth shut so does keyes, who served a ban for a failed drugs test???, mind your own business Rio it’s got nothing to do with you or his other cronies, the man has made it personal now it’s between him and us the geordie nation, only going to be one winner and it ain’t you fcb your on a losing streak this time enough is enough forsee all your shops closing here fat ****ney Numpty


  4. As of the last accounts, the club ‘owed’ Ashley £144 million. No debt, Rio??? Even better, breakdown what that money consist of (£45 million being the original St James mortgage) and the money he repaid himself but added as a further loan from another of his companies.
    Him and Keys are primetime [email protected]@holes.


  5. I don’t care about Rio or what he has to say. What I will say though is kudos to Jake Humphrey for not going along with Rio and Joe Cole when they were talking rubbish. Jake clearly has done his homework and has a far more balanced perspective of our situation.

    He’s the only presenter/pundit that seems to have a true grasp of what’s going on at NUFC


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