It did not take too much time after Alan Shearer published his Sunday night article imploring Newcastle United to act like a football club, or members of a species that have language, and communicate; for them to release a statement that absolutely gutted every single person associated with the club – Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley excluded.
Alan Shearer has written another article, again in the Sun about the repercussions of Mike Ashley’s decision to cut loose the heart of Newcastle United.
This is what Alan has written in last night’s new column:
It is a shambles and a travesty. It doesn’t make any sense.
No truer words have ever been written. This is a shambles and a travesty. And it does not make sense.
He has been brilliant but he has completely lost trust in those he is working for, which is not the first time that has happened at Newcastle under owner Mike Ashley.
Alan is again correct here as Mike Ashley is a wretch. And a man like Rafa Benitez, a genuine and noble being, can spot a wretch and certainly will be wary of the wretch.
However, being a genuine and noble being, Rafa Benitez had affection for Newcastle and its suffering fans. In true heroic fashion, Rafa sought to relieve the suffering of the fans. And the wretch has made everybody suffer for it.
You will see the propaganda come out from Newcastle in the next few days — we offered him this and that, we said he could have so many millions to spend.
See the previous comment about Mike Ashley being a wretch.
Alan again continues, and if anyone can speak for the fans it is Alan Shearer:
Rafa united the fans and gave them belief, which they had not had for a long time.
He passionately cared for the club and the supporters, but above all, he knew the potential Newcastle carried.
Genuine and noble Rafa Benitez. We had this man as our face for three years. Not many clubs have been so smiled upon. At least we had that.
And hammer meets nail:
Most managers have issues with whoever they have to answer to, but you have to have some sort of rapport with someone at the club that shares your ambition.
All Mike Ashley wants is for Newcastle to survive – that is ultimately what it comes down to.
Rafa is bigger and better than that.
He doesn’t want to be fighting a relegation battle every year, he wants to take a team forward.
This is the crux of the position we are in. The man who owns this club also restricts this club.
Alan finishes his article revealing the emotion that burns the strongest while lurking just beneath the anger it provokes – fear:
Now, you have to fear the worst.