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Ashley Goes To War With Toon Army!
Published : 01 Sep 2011 16:44:14
Mike Ashley has instructed his stadium 'mafia' to catch the fans who are starting the anti-Ashley chants at Newcastle games. According to the Chronicle "up to 150 Toon fans are facing sanctions from club officials after they violated stadium rules". But that is just PART of the story. Ashley is out to ban those that start the chants, and he has already tried to break up the singing section at St James' Park, and now he wants to go one further by BANNING season ticket holders. Newcastle United chiefs claim "vile chants and abusive language have made life miserable for those sitting in the south east corner of St James’ Park" but we hear Ashley motive is to stop chants against himself. The club’s security chief today confirmed they had issued letters to between 100 and 150 fans. And those who have ignored repeated warnings over standing during games will receive a letter informing them they could be temporarily banned from St James’ Park. A row broke out between club officials and fans after stadium chiefs revealed they intended to extend the upper tier of the family enclosure, increasing it from a 5,000 capacity to 6,500. And the Toon 'singers' who occupy the so-called “singing section” launched a co-ordinated effort to stay together elsewhere in the ground. But the club says it has been inundated with angry ticket holders after “vile abuse” and “threats of violence” from the group’s new home in the south east corner of the stadium. Prior to the clash with Fulham, every seat in the ground’s south east corner was given a leaflet asking them not to violate club rules.