More Reasons Why Mike Ashley Is Not A Suitable Owner For Newcastle

Another reason why Mike Ashley is not an appropriate owner for Newcastle has emerged today.

The Church of England has criticised Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct over the treatment of some of his factory workers.

The Church has a £7.9B investment fund, and in letters sent to Sports Direct, they have criticised the company for its lavish executive pay and the poor working conditions at the company.

The unions have described the working conditions as “Victorian” at the company’s Shirebrook factory in Derbyshire.

MIke Ashley – Sports Direct Owner

Sports Direct have also admitted they paid warehouse workers below the national minimum wage two years ago.

The Church Commissioners who run the fund then voted against a £11M back payment to Mr. Ashley’s brother and former director of Sports Direct – John Ashley.

This all happening while the ordinary workers are getting below the minimum wage.

This is more bad press for Mike Ashley and Sports Direct, and because he is the owner of Newcastle United it hardly reflects well on the club.

It’s time for Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle and we have to hope that Amanda Staveley comes back in with a decent acceptable offer once we are safe in the Premier League and a deal can be made.

Unfortunately, there is always the possibility that Ashley could decide to stay on at the club – which would be an unmitigated disaster for fans.

But it’s time for Ashley to sell up so that the venerable St. James’ Park will no longer be a worldwide billboard for Sports Direct – where the hideous signs are plastered everywhere.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 19, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    On the topic of us having a couple of weeks break this might actually be good for getting Slimani, Kennedy and Dubruvka up to speed!

    Also allows us to rest the likes of Dummett and Lascalles so it may benefit us as you can guarantee Rafa won’t let them take it too easy!

  • Jib

    Feb 19, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I think if Rafa has control and gets
    the fund the question of ownership
    is irrelevant.

    If you want to get sanctimonious about workers
    conditions a better target is Man City
    and Sheikh Mansour’s UAE.

    Think about the desperate lives of thousands of
    South Asian labourers who travel to Dubai
    in the hope of building a future for their families –
    but find only squalor, low wages and backbreaking
    work in stifling heat.

  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 19, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib, how long have you got…

    Firstly Mansour is a Royal Family member of Abu Dhabi, not Dubai, secondly he doesn’t make the rules, thirdly he’s not a member of the UAE government.

    Lastly, if you want to look at the problem with the South East Asians (mainly Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani, although there has been an influx of Chinese since China starting winning major infrastructure projects), then you need to look at the people the labourers pay – in their own country, their fellow men, who charge an arm and a leg to get them over here, buy their farms off them to pay the fees and then hold them to ransom by taking their monthly salaries until they pay off their “debt” to them.

    Now I’m not saying the UAE is perfect, but if you compare the guys here and, let’s say the Eastern European workers who pick fruit and veg in Lincolnshire it’s not completely different – or you could try Illegal Mexicans in Texas?

    Your ignorance of the true facts sometimes even surprises me.

  • Constanstine

    Feb 19, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    What’s the point in digging up all hatred for MA and demanding him to sell up when the truth is no wants to buy our club.

  • magicmac54

    Feb 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #5

    DubaiMicky, very good post there, and yes some people on this site have so much ignorance about the true facts, or possibly they just dont like anyone telling the true fact about Ashley, most people know Ashley is a total liar and a parasite and a scumbag, but i sense there is still a few secret Ashley puppets still knocking around who dont like a word said against Ashley, we all know who they are though DubaiMicky. HWTL.


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