Brilliant tweet reveals staggering generosity of Newcastle United fans

Newcastle United fans have raised a staggering £16,000 pounds for the Newcastle West End Foodbank.

Sunday, 18th October 2020, 3:00 pm
Players of Newcastle United and Manchester United line up prior to the Premier League match at St James's Park.

More than 1,000 supporters opted to donate to charity rather than stump up £14.95 to watch last night’s pay-per-view game against Manchester United at St James's Park, which ended in a 4-1 defeat for Steve Bruce’s side.

NUFC Fans Food Bank today tweeted: “Morning all #GenerousGeordies! We are proud to announce that we – YOU – have donated & raised SIXTEEN THOUSAND POUNDs from the #CharityNotPPV campaign. An absolutely incredible amount including £11,000 alone yesterday from over 1,000 donators. Best fans in the world.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

That decision has attracted criticism given that fans, unable to attend games due to the coronavirus, will have to pay extra even if they have a TV package.