News on Twitter is spreading that a number of Newcastle United fans are planning a mass walkout in the 69th minute of Saturday’s fixture against Cardiff City. After a horrendous run of form since Christmas, years of frustration with Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew appears to be boiling over in an action that has divided the Toon Army.
Hope this walkout on 60 mins happens on Saturday, would make a class statement #NUFC
— Luke Ellison (@Ellison_22) April 30, 2014
Mass walkout after 60 minutes at the #NUFC game vs Cardiff. Thoroughly support this, but hope it’s directed at players and Ashley!
— Andy Ebdale (@ebdale4) April 30, 2014
We are newcastle united . And at this time more than ever we need to be united . Walk out . Make yourself heard #PardewOut
— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) April 30, 2014
Is there many people doing this walk out on 60 min? I will, everybody I go with will too. #nufc
— Stephen Willis (@wincywoo2) April 30, 2014
While some argue that a walkout will make a major statement, others believe that it is unfair on the players and that Ashley won’t be bothered with the matchday revenue already safely secured.
I can’t see a walkout working at all to be honest. Not turning up at all would get more coverage and send more of a message #NUFC
— Craig Dickinson (@craggy8) April 30, 2014
60 minute walkout? People do realise that they would have paid for a ticket so are still giving ashley money? #nufc
— Paul Watson (@1983ptw) May 2, 2014
— Dave Cowell (@davecowell1585) April 30, 2014
So apparently there’s a walk out on the 60th minute at the Cardiff match. Stuff that, I want to support the lads #nufc
— Karen Preston (@Arednel) April 30, 2014
I know the fans are frustrated but a walk out is the last thing the players need, stay loyal to the players, it’s not their fault ,#nufc
— Dennis Xavier (@dazhino) April 30, 2014
So Newcastle fans are planning a walkout after 60 minutes. After they’ve given Ashley the ticket money. Which is all he cares about. Ace.
— We Are Everton (@SFurnivall) May 1, 2014
After all of this, Cardiff could stand to benefit the most from a potential walkout. Desperate for three points, the Bluebirds would have already fancied their chances against the struggling Magpies and disarray in the stands could further hand the visitors the initiative.