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Protest Of Newcastle United Fans Against Owner Mike Ashley Lacks Numbers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 20 / 15

A few thousand Newcastle United supporters "gathered in the shadow of the Gallowgate to loudly call for Owner Mike Ashley to sell the club, but there was not the mass boycott of the game campaigners had hoped for," according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. Despite the failure "to persuade t...

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