The Newcastle United Twitter account came under scruity this morning, seeming to troll their fans by telling them to ‘form an orderly queue’ for the new 2019/2- Newcastle home shirt.
The caption was following by a face palm emoji suggesting the person running the account was all too aware that there would be no queue to buy the shirt, or even nobody buying the shirt at all.
The launch comes on the day that former manager Rafael Benitez released a statement saying he didn’t feel the club shared his vision for the football club, and that was the main reason for him leaving his post.
Our new home kit is in stores from today.
Form an orderly queue… 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/twqQ7BqYFH
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 1, 2019
The ‘form an orderly queue’ caption has caused some laughter amongst Newcastle fans – but the overriding emotion around St James’ Park is anger after they failed to keep hold of Benitez and everybody in the North East is united in their hatred of Mike Ashley.
The owner refused to put any real money into the club and the fans think he is bleeding both the club and the fans. People have been talking about cancelling their season tickets as a protest and if the right manager isn’t found, there could be more protests for their first home game of the 2019/20 season.
Are you actually trolling fans or what? Ludicrous behaviour.
— Lee Robson (@leerobson23) July 1, 2019
What crass timing from an awful football club,you should be ashamed of yourselves.
— Paul Wardle (@paulwallsend) July 1, 2019
Nobody is in the queue, nobody will be in a queue, nobody wants it and nobody wants anything; tickets, shirts, or even directions until Mike Ashley gets out of our football club. Are you intelligent enough to understand that yet?
— Andy (@_printsphoto) July 1, 2019
Piss off. What a great day to advertise the new kit. U ain’t getting a penny more out of me 🖕
— Nathan Thompson (@NattyThompson) July 1, 2019
Next season’s home attendance unless Ashley sells up! pic.twitter.com/SVnmtJJTcW
— Paul Doherty (@PaulMJDoherty) July 1, 2019
Do you know where you can shove that as well 🤷🏻♂️
— Daniel Lugsden (@danlugsden) July 1, 2019
Just in case Mike Ashley gets his eyes on the Tweet and orders it to be taken down, we’ve put the screenshot below.