As the clip below shows, Charnley is repeatedly asked whether Mike Ashley gains free advertising from the club as he makes his way out of a NUFC Foundation event last night – with the video sparking a largely positive reaction from Newcastle fans:
Here’s the reaction from Newcastle fans online. The vast majority have backed this fan’s decision to question Charnley, but others are not a fan of this approach.
@ketchell: “They make supporters lives difficult so shouldn’t be surprised when it happens the other way”.
@andy_emmers: “Do we have a right to stalk them at night?”
@danny5590: “Well done for doing that! Taking time out of your evening, this should happen to him way more often. This is the 1st time i have seen a fan question him on video”.
@PJ_Ents2308: “I met Lee a few years ago and he was a nice bloke, a scapegoat for Ashley and although not aggressive at all, waiting in the dark for someone is a tad weird. More than 52,000 have had enough though – me included.”
@shawt1974: “Well done that man the silence says it all.”
@psad2: “This is superb. Pressure like this needs to be applied to Charnley. He is the puppet and the weak link in all of this.”
@JoolioGeordio: “Well done. Silence speaks volumes. Also displayed some arrogance and ignorance. Charnley could have shown some common decency at the beginning of that exchange to acknowledge the question rather than running.
@Pjm5370: “Bit scary and creepy that like.”
@Iam_Wry13m13: “This was the wrong question. Ashley owns the club, he can advertise what he wants surely?”
@JarnyBen: “I thought that was a really calm, sensible, non-threatening approach. Can understand why Lee didn’t answer, but it’s a good start”.
What do you make of this folks? A good way of keeping the pressure up or a step too far?
I think the former myself – providing it’s done in a calm and non-threatening manor (which this was).