Wednesday 17 January 2018

Fans question Magpies 'lies'

Harry Kane scored Tottenham's third at Newcastle
Harry Kane scored Tottenham's third at Newcastle

The Newcastle fans' group influential in Sunday's anti-Mike Ashley boycott has asked if the club were "lying" over the attendance figure published.

The crowd for the Premier League game against Tottenham at St James' Park was officially recorded as 47,427.

That was despite pictures at the match showing vast numbers of empty seats at the 52,404-capacity arena.

Thousands of supporters had opted not to attend in an organised protest against the controversial ownership of the club by Ashley.

A statement from AshleyOut.com, a pressure group who publicised the '#BoycottSpurs' initiative, read: "Reports vary as to the true number of fans who passed through the turnstiles and we will not speculate on this. We simply ask everyone to judge for themselves, based on the pictures in this statement, whether the club's 'official' attendance of 47,427 appears legitimate, or if this is yet another clear example of a club lying to its own fans to present itself in a better light?"

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