According to The Chronicle, Mike Ashley is finally attempting to resolve the current season ticket farce – whereby fans have been charged over £7 million in total, for games they cannot attend.
Newcastle remain one of the only teams in the Premier League to still be charging fans – making this ‘breakthrough’ something we should’ve been reading many months ago.
Nonetheless, it’s good to see Ashley finally doing right by NUFC fans, with it believed that he’s been in discussion with ticketing staff about a potential resolution to the issue.
Earlier this week, Ashley berated the Premier League for their pay-per-view scheme, but he was immediately accused of hypocrisy due to the season ticket issue – and rightly so.
I’m not personally sure whether this is a response to that criticism – or just a rare act of humanity – but Ashley is in fact now aiming to stop charging fans for games that they cannot attend.
Let’s hope a resolution is achieved in the next few weeks, as some fans really can’t afford to be charged in these hard times – especially when there’s no game to go and watch at the end of the working week.