Newcastle United takeover latest as fans reach out to Mexican's Alejandro Irarragorri & Orlegi Sports Group

Newcastle United fan group Toon for Change have sent letters to potential Mexican investors in an attempt to convince them to buy out Mike Ashley.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 4:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 4:52 pm
TORREON, MEXICO - JANUARY 27: Jose Luis Higuera (L) and Alejandro Irarragorri talk prior the 4th round match between Santos Laguna and Chivas as part of the Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX at Corona Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Torreon, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images)

The fan movement – now with more than 600 members – have been active in the criticism of Ashley’s regime since their formation last season. This has seen them produce protest scarves and urge fans not to line the pockets of the Sports Direct magnate, to the detriment of the club they love.

And in their latest move they’ve dug out postal addresses for key potential Mexican investors and in a letter made attempts to ‘sell’ the club to the Orlegi Sports Group.

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