Protest group send warning to Mike Ashley in new statement – Boycott plan revealed

The Magpie Group have issued a new statement, confirming that a boycott has been planned for our opening day clash with Arsenal at St James’ Park.

The statement also invites fans to boycott all of Mike Ashley’s enterprises both online and on the high street, and asks us to join them in a boycott of Arsenal – a game set to be screened live on Sky at 2pm, Sunday August 11th.

The message also apologises for the ‘mistakes made in the past’, but warn Mike Ashley that they will ‘not be fooled again!’.

This no doubt comes from the time a boycott planned for last season’s home clash with Wolves was called off in a bid to enable a potential takeover – something we all know failed to materialise in typical Mike Ashley style.

Here’s there statement in full:



“The Magpie Group would like to invite all fellow Newcastle United fans to boycott all of Mike Ashley’s enterprises, including his retail outlets online and on the high street as well as online. . . .

“In Monday’s meeting, we decided that we must call on all fans to unite and #boycott the Arsenal game.

“This is a plea particularly to those that feel they are not yet at the stage of renouncing their season ticket.

“We openly admit that we have made mistakes in the past by not fulfilling plans to boycott but we will not be fooled again!

“Many of us have already paid for our tickets, but let’s shock and humiliate him by presenting an empty stadium to the nation and reminding everyone that we have pride in our beloved team.”

We fully support this, with this tying in with the campaign both @EmptyForAshley and ourselves (@WorOnAshley) are promoting – a plan to get Newcastle fans boycotting all televised home games and heading into the city instead to watch with friends and family at pubs and bars.

This is something that not only empties the stadium and shows us making a stand in front of the nations TV screens, but also allows us to line the pockets of our community and local businesses – NOT Mike Ashley’s.

Here are some of the bars and pubs currently involved in #BoycottArsenal, showing the game live and providing the following offers to fans:

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12 thoughts on “Protest group send warning to Mike Ashley in new statement – Boycott plan revealed

  1. Good on you Lads and Lasses let us all stand together make a big push and stop lineing that Parasites pockets..

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  2. What a load of ****e.

    Magpies Group got 250 fans at their meeting, out of a fanbase of hundreds of thousands.

    This is just another empty threat by a toothless organization, who are sitting there hoping the club is sold before we play Arsenal, so that they’re not thoroughly embarrassed again by their lack of support.

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  3. Brrrian:
    What a load of ****e.

    Magpies Group got 250 fans at their meeting, out of a fanbase of hundreds of thousands.

    This is just another empty threat by a toothless organization, who are sitting there hoping the club is sold before we play Arsenal, so that they’re not thoroughly embarrassed again by their lack of support.

    The organisation will never have any bite Brian if everyone followed you! the ONLY way to sicken that FCB is to hit his pockets, Money is all the Fat Greedy Bastard understands he is like a Pig at the swill as long as people feed him he will carry on filling his horrible gut I am right behind the people who are at least trying to make a differance..

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  4. My two sons and myself have cancelled our season tickets, I joined NUST and back the boycott and the magpie group for putting the time and effort into organising actions against Ashley, don[t give him your money.

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  5. Right lads and lasses. This is my first and probably only post. I’ve been supporting my home town club for 60 years now. Ivor Allchurch was my first hero. I remember crying when we sold Alsn Sud**** to Blackpool in the early 60’s. I was at Hereford and Walsall when, as usual, we opted out of the FA Cup at an early stage. Apart from the Fairs Cup win it’s been a hard slog. Like everyone else on here I’m totally bemused and frustrated at the current state of affairs. So here’s my take on a possible way forward: –
    In my opinion boycotts and the like simply won’t work. Ashley is too thick skinned to let half-hearted protests affect him, and unless it’s nearing a 100% boycott he’d simply laugh at us. Not buying his pies and beer would hardly harm a man of his means. However the one thing that Ashley reveres more than anything is his beloved Sports Direct. And who are their main High Street rivals? JD Sports. As I recall there’s no love lost between those companies. So, how about some enterprising person or group getting 40,000 T-shirts printed with JD SPORTS – QUALITY SHOPS (or similar) enblazoned on the front. Flog them for a few quid each with any profits going to charity – or even a JD supporting fly-past? First home game, in front of Sky cameras, everyone can leave their Toon tops at home and wear these shirts instead. A few rounds of “We love JD Sports, We love JD Sports” plus a song for Ashley “You can stick your plastic trainers up your a**e” might help as well. Seeing and hearing his beloved company disrespected in this way in front of millions throughout the world might just make an impact. Maybe they could be worn at every televised game.
    Any takers?

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  6. What a f#cking waste of time. Boycott a match, it will not bother him. He has you hard earned money. My season ticket and my two sons will be cancelled, not because i want too but because i cannot take anymore BS. Belittling our great CLUB and city. Enough is enough, after 30 plus years of being a seaon ticket holder i feel i have to do this to finally hopefully rid him of our club.

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  7. Museum piece what a wonderful idea jd can have free advertising at sjp just like ashlie does you are a true gent if you’re coming down to Southampton game let me know id love to meet you

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  8. Aye, it would be great if this idea came off. Ashley’s henchmen would undoubtedly stop any JD banners/flags being shown but he couldn’t take the shirts off our backs. Not this time anyway!

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  9. Got to admit I love the idea of the Shirts for televised games.. but spend nothing in the bars etc..

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  10. If anyone out there wants to put this out onto other blogs to give it a wider audience then feel free – I’m happy for you to claim the glory if anything takes off!

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