Frustrated Newcastle Fans Plan Ironic Open-Top Bus Parade to Protest Mike Ashley

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Frustrated Newcastle Fans Plan Ironic Open-Top Bus Parade to Protest Mike Ashley
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New low for Newcastle? Perhaps. 

It's been a forgettable season generally for Newcastle, but a bizarre sight at least may result from the misery as a group of fans are planning a "Magical Misery Tour" for Saturday through the streets of Newcastle as a sarcastic celebration. 

Select supporters, who will be aided by the MAOC (Mike Ashley Out Campaign), will "celebrate" Ashley's contributions to the club by holding an open-top bus parade through town before Manchester United visit Newcastle.

The organisers had this to say about the parade (via The Mag): 

The date is significant not because this fixture used to be a high-profile game between two top clubs but because April 5th is the end of the financial year and we want to highlight how Newcastle United appears to be more of an accountancy exercise these days than a football club and sporting institution. 

The ironic 'celebration' will show that the club has achieved exactly what it set out to do in its hopelessly limited aim of Premiership survival whilst not taking Cup competitions or European qualification seriously. Amongst a general feeling that Mr. Ashley has nothing to contribute to the progression and growth of Newcastle United...

Read the entire statement here

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