After Richard Keys posted a cryptic tweet claiming it ‘could be a very good week for NUFC fans’ last night, the club have told the Chronicle it is ‘business as usual’ on the takeover front.
It’s fair to say Richard Keys isn’t well liked amongst the majority of Newcastle fans – and this doesn’t help.
The disgraced former Sky Sports presenter has had a series of run ins on Twitter with Newcastle fans over his seemingly obsessive dislike for Rafa Benitez and at times supportive comments on Mike Ashley. The fact he’s an arrogant know it all also doesn’t do him any favours, leaving few believing this tweet posted last night:
It’s also fair to say that we’re all bored of takeover rumours after being let down so often.
So when a takeover rumour (what else could he be talking about) emerges and the source is Richard Keys on Twitter…….well let’s just say that if St James Park was full, and this tweet was shown to every person in the stadium at the same time, I think it would break the world record for the largest number of people slapping their own head in unison.
The lads at the Chronicle contacted the club as a result and stated the following late last night to help clear up Keys’ desperate tweet as best they could:
“We put Keys’ intriguing “It could be a very good week for NUFC fans” to Newcastle United and they said it’s “business as usual” as far as they’re concerned.”
Keys is based in the Far East now so it would actually be quite logical for him to have some information on this. However, it isn’t even a case of “once bitten twice shy”, it’s a case of “umpteen times bitten now can’t be bothered” when talking to comes to takeover speculation.
I personally got way to carried away during both the Staveley and BZG rumours. I was rubbing my hands in excitement like a dermatologist who has just found out they have Richard Keys as a new client.
I won’t be making that mistake again.