Before settling down and rooting for their own teams at Goodison Park during what turned out to be a well-contested 1-1 draw, some Everton fans stood up for their Newcastle counterparts as they unfurled a banner aimed against Mark Ashley.

The Magpies owner has time and again come under fire for his inability to provide proper funding for managers to buy players, an issue which has left their current boss, the shrewd Rafael Benitez’s future in doubt as his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

The Premier League season has seen anti-Ashley banners being unfurled during matches and the sportswear tycoon finally looks ready to sell up, much to the delight of Toon supporters.

Yesterday, the Toffees supporters too showed their solidarity with Newcastle’s cause when they displayed a ‘Sports Neglect’ banner to target the 54-year-old founder of sports goods retail brand Sports Direct.

Check out the brilliant gesture below and the tweets from Newcastle fans below:

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