Newcastle fans react as club is raided by HMRC in tax fraud investigation

Newcastle United are reportedly one of two clubs – the other being West Ham United – that has been raided by HMRC on Wednesday as part of a tax fraud investigation and Magpies managing director Lee Charnley is understood to have been one of those arrested.

It is thought that HMRC are looking into some of the transfer activity and suspected tax and national insurance fraud that may have occurred at St James’ Park, and they have seized documents from the stadium as a result.

The HMRC released a statement on Wednesday morning saying it had arrested “several men working within the professional football industry for a suspected income tax and national insurance fraud.”

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the news, with some fans in disbelief that this revelation could come out just days after they celebrated winning promotion back to the Premier League.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…