Mike Ashley has written a letter dated August 3rd to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport – Jeremy Wright.
It is in response to the petition written by the Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central – Chi Onwurah – and he has defended his running of the club.
He points to interest-free loans he has given the club – which currently stand at a total of £144M.
Ashley has said he has appointed a world class manager in Rafa Benitez and that the training grounds at Benton are fit for purpose.
He points to the last two successful seasons so that the training fields cannot be that bad – typical Ashley – if everything is OK and we are surviving why change anything and spend money – when it’s not required.
Mike Ashley – sends a letter to Parliament
Not the thoughts of an owner who wants to make Newcastle a top club in Europe – like our world-class manager does.
It seems that Ashley is worried by the petition that has been presented to Parliament and he says he is willing to answer any questions that Parliament may have before they respond to the petition.
This letter shows Ashley is taking the petition seriously and a little worried about what may happen and what actions Parliament may take.
But decide for yourself – here is a readable copy of Ashley’s letter.