*A letter from Toon For Change to Newcastle United’s box office manager, Stephen Tickle, requesting the urgent return of 2020/21 season ticket payments.*
‘We are disappointed to have been contacted by a number of Toon For Change members, who today have been charged in full for season tickets for the 2020/21 season.
‘At a time when the current season is suspended and with no concrete plans to move forward this season or next, we believe Newcastle United should have followed the lead of many other Premier League clubs in suspending payments until a more appropriate date.
‘On behalf of our 1000 members, Toon For Change asks that at a time of considerable financial uncertainty and hardship for many individuals and households, that the club urgently returns the money taken from supporters for 2020/21 season, in the next 7 working days.
‘Fans have faithfully supported Newcastle United financially through thick and thin and we implore you to repay the faith shown by our supporters, in what is a time of genuine need.
‘To reiterate, we ask that all current direct debit payments are suspended and monies returned to those that have already paid until a more certain time, at which point plans can be put in place.
‘We look forward to your urgent response.
‘Yours faithfully, Joe Moore, member of Toon For Change.’