Another Slur – The Independent

by • July 20, 2013 • NewsComments (2)3407

The piece enclosed from Jim Armitage of The Independent is an otherwise excellent piece Ashley3of coverage concerning Mike Ashley and his best practices with some nods towards Newcastle United FC.

 

However, what cannot pass without correction is the completely substance free, untruthful allegation in this piece that Newcastle United supporters have abused Mike Ashley on the basis of his Jewish background. A Jewish background he does not possess by the way.

 

I think many of us have heard, read and indulged in strong criticism of Ashley in the six years since he bought out Shepherd-Hall at United but if anyone has heard anything of an anti-semitic nature it has largely gone unrecorded and unreported.

 

Ashley has been wrongly thought to have been a Spurs fan (he never has been, he’s Chelsea) and whether then author equates Tottenham with the Jewish faith remains to be seen but on the matter of anti-semitic abuse of Mike Ashley by Newcastle United supporters, that is frankly, complete bollocks and should be withdrawn by Armitage and/or The Independent, unless they are able to supply details. They won’t though. TF_INITIALS_LOGO

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2 Responses to Another Slur – The Independent

  1. Paul H says:

    Michael I’ve just read The Independent article and I didn’t notice any reference to the alleged anti semitism. Has there been such a reaction that it’s been pulled?. I was ready to complain because I,like you and most other Mags, feel abused by the press and the unfounded unmitigated shite they print about us.

  2. Paul, it seems you are right and the offensive and false slurs against our support have been removed from the piece. Fair play to The Independent for that. All we have to think of now is Ashley pissed up singing versions of the abuse he’s received, which to be fair we’ve heard about before. He’s a really classy guy!