Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at Newcastle after the club responded to his comments criticising Mike Ashley, and Magpies fans are loving his stance.
The Labour leader spoke about protecting football clubs as they are “an institution at the heart of communities”, and targeted Ashley as an example of a billionaire owner who was “ruining our national game”.
Newcastle have defended themselves, pointing to their strong financial record and sustainable method of running the club, stating that other clubs are more guilty of improper practice.
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However, Corbyn took to Twitter to thank the club for sharing his quotes about Ashley ruining football, and many of the Newcastle faithful are pleased with the development.
Some are happy to see the 70-year-old show support to a fanbase which has opposed their owner for years, whilst one fan is happy that his message has helped to shine a spotlight on what some Magpies feel is insufficient ownership.
What will happen first?
Mike Ashley sells Newcastle
Newcastle are relegated
Here is some of the reaction from Newcastle fans, with many backing what Corbyn has said.
I don’t do politics but fair play
— Dell 💦 (4-1) (@agbnufc) October 8, 2019
Go on Jez! ???
— Andy (@_printsphoto) October 8, 2019
Spot on! Ashley is a disgrace to football and the more exposure this message gets, the better.
— Askance (@Mindbugs) October 8, 2019
Thanks for rattling Mike Ashley’s cage!
— TappyLappy#ISupportChrisWilliamson (@doonthevalley) October 8, 2019
Well said and thank you for having a go at the cancer at our club! He has brought nothing but misery and utter frustration to us fans! The day he’s gone will be the best day in the clubs history and my god will we celebrate!
— Richard Callaghan (@RichJC1001) October 8, 2019
You’ve just won my vote.
— Leazeslad (@leazeslad) October 8, 2019
You’re not wrong. Former season ticket holder here. Not buying another one under this ownership
— ЯoЬ J૯ωɿէէ (@rob_jewitt) October 8, 2019
— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) October 8, 2019
Gan on Jezza lad!… you’ve rattled big Mike. Thanks for supporting us fans.
— Hethers (@Hethery1) October 8, 2019