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:
Solidarity is the same has hunger, it doesn’t wear club colours.#ASHLEYOUT #efcmatchday #NUFC Good Luck for the rest of the season, fingers crossed you get shut of your wretched owner pic.twitter.com/SncxiIDLbX
— Dave Kelly (@DavefcKelly) December 5, 2018
— Abi Osborne (@abiosbornex) December 5, 2018
— United Newcastle #UnitedAgainstAshley ◼◻ (@FanUtdNewcastle) December 5, 2018
— Jay (@_ByeDriver) December 5, 2018
Thank you to the @Everton fans for this sports neglect banner👏🏼 some of the chants from some of our support last night were embarrassing “feed the scousers…” etc. no need for any of it it isn’t big, clever or funny. #NUFC #EFC #EVENEW pic.twitter.com/Dp5g7b6gg6
— ⬛️Dan Willan⬜️ (@parkamonkey1984) December 6, 2018