Newcastle United fan group make Mike Ashley exit pledge amid takeover talk

Following the exit of Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2019, Newcastle United fan group Wor Flags decided to halt their eye-catching displays.

Sunday, 19th April 2020, 12:49 pm

But now, with the end of Mike Ashley’s 13-year tenure edging closer, they’ve vowed to return to St James’s Park should a takeover be completed. Well, when the coronavirus safely allows them to do so.

When asked by a fan on Twitter whether they’d return, they said: “100%. The concern is when they’ll even let fans back in stadiums.”

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Fans of Newcastle United unvail a giant flag in the stand during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town at St. James Park on March 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)