Mike Ashley was confronted by an angry Newcastle fan in London, and again showed the reaction of a man who knows exactly what he’s doing.
As you can see via the clip below, he couldn’t care a less, responding to the frustrated fan with nothing but a grin and a cowardly stare at the floor.
The way Ashley looks down at the ground with the smug grin on his face, yet is unable to answer is as galling as it is pathetic. As the supporter quite right says “just sell it and keep on moving”.
I’m sure the takeover stories will surface again as we approach the January transfer window, and once again I’m sure they will amount to nothing.
Ashley is failing at every single business venture he is involved in and is under pressure about the running of all of them from various angles. Yet it’s astonishing that he actually still has allies in the footballing world (who all seem to work for Talksport) who defend him. That’s the power of PR I guess.
His motives for not selling have been speculated upon by many a fan, pundit, financial analyst and sycophant alike, but we all know it’s down to one simply reason. Greed.
All I know is one thing. One day Mike Ashley will sell Newcastle United, and when he does, we can dare to dream again.