Well we did have an article earlier in the week asking why it was so bad that Mike Ashley wear his Newcastle shirt in the Directorâ€™s box at Sunderland on Saturday.
But it turns out that Mike has solved the problem himself, in a really creative way.
Mike says he so wants to wear the Newcastle strip for the game, that he will sit with the Newcastle fans in the away end of the Stadium of Light.
What a great gesture by Newcastleâ€™s owner!
Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley – with Chris Mort in right background – to be with fans tomorrow
Mike Ashley will join ranks with the Newcastle supporters on Saturday as he is determined to wear his black and white colors to watch the big Tyne-Wear derby from the away end at the Stadium of Light.
Mike of course has been seen wearing his Newcastle shirt in the directors’ box at the majority of Newcastleâ€™s matches so far this season, having taken control of the club during the summer. However, Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has stated this week that it was against club policy for away team’s colors to be worn in executive areas, Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort has today confirmed that Mike will join the Newcastle fans to cheer on Newcastle at tomorrowâ€™s game:
Chris Mort said this morning:
“Niall Quinn and I have had some very constructive conversations on this topic,”
“He understands Mike wants to wear his shirt for this game more than any other, but at the same time Mike doesn’t want to cause anyone at Sunderland any problems by doing so.â€
“Mike has decided to watch the game in with our fans behind the goal, and he is very much looking forward to doing so.”
Well, weâ€™re sure the cameras will be focusing in on wherever Mike is situated tomorrow afternoon. Thatâ€™s a great way to settle the argument of Mike wearing the famous black and white colors of Newcastle â€“ well done Mike â€“ and we hope youâ€™ll be able to celebrate a victory â€“ itâ€™s been a long time since you last did that on the night of our Tottenham victory.
Hey, wonder is he knows the words to the Blaydon races, he will after the game. 😀
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