Sam Jacks Slur Is A Joke!

05 December 2011 01:03
Some website called 'Premiership Owl' has had a dig at Newcastle pub 'Sam Jacks' for giving away t-shirts as a tribute to Gary Speed . but with the 'Sam Jacks' logo.

Obviously some prick who has never been to Sam Jacks before and doesn't understand the link between the pub and the supporters.

Personally, I cannot understand the criticism, and I honestly mean that.

Sam Jacks is a massive part of the pre-match build up to home games for hundreds of Toon supporters, and DJ and host Nigel White is an institution on Tyneside.

It is a Geordie bar bursting with Geordie pride, and always gives a welcome to away supporters.

Anyone who was there on Saturday will have seen the passion and affection shown to Gary Speed, who is a Toon legend, but obviously the guy who writes for 'Premiership Owl' sees the idea of giving away Speed t-shirts as a marketing ploy.

NUFC have paid tribute to the man, as have many others, and what the hell is wrong with Sam Jacks paying a tribute?

'Premiership Owl': Whoever came up with this idea should be ashamed of themselves.

"Anybody who watched Newcastle/Chelsea yesterday, or who was at St James' Park, will have seen the Gary Speed tribute t-shirts that were issued by Sam Jacks - a Newcastle bar. Apologies, but I can't find any images if you missed them.

"I'm all for remembering Gary Speed and paying a proper tribute, but did the name of the bar really have to appear on the t-shirt as well? At no point during this 'marketing initiative' did anybody say 'maybe it wouldn't be such a good idea to be seen as trying to profit off such a tragic situation'?

"Really, nobody? Nobody thought that they might be seen as completely tasteless and inappropriate. It's calculating and cold-blooded, and absolutely revolting - there are no mitigating circumstances.

"Whoever you are, you used suicide as a means of advertising your bar - dressing something up as a tribute, but all along it's just a Trojan Horse to widen a profit margin.