Scores of Newcastle fans have taken umbrage after the club attempted to foist £2.4million’s worth of Sports Direct tat on them as part of a ‘Twitter giveaway’.
Out of the kindness of his heart, owner Mike Ashley has selected a bulk stock of cheapo Everlast jackets to be given away to Newcastle fans who ‘like’ the Sports Direct Facebook page.
Just to add a little insurance into the mix, the second stipulation is that Newcastle have to also beat West Ham on Saturday for the giveaway to be triggered.
Either way, most fans have reacted less than favourably.
@NUFC oh do.go.away. Once again proving club is vehicle for selling fattys tat
— michael taylor (@michael33495998) January 14, 2016
@NUFC hope we go down purely because of this tweet, thanks for ruining my 2016.
— Jack (@jackdylanross) January 14, 2016
@NUFC GET THIS DOWN, ABSOLUTE EMBARRASSMENT
— Ryan (@JustCallMeRyan1) January 14, 2016
@Nuovocastrian noticed they’ve started flogging tat on that account again since sports direct went in the toilet.
— Rebecca (@rebeccarrrr) January 14, 2016
— Aidan Kiely (@aidankiely82) January 14, 2016
@NUFC i would check the fire rating of those jackets….they look flammable….
— Ged (@northernersrock) January 14, 2016
@NUFC did Callum the intern screw up the bulk buy?
— iwantcurlyhair2 (@Iwantcurlyhair2) January 14, 2016
Some went to extremes…
@NUFC id rather shove live wasps up my arse !!
— gary houston (@gazh1968) January 14, 2016
@NUFC I’d rather smear myself in shit
— Michael Martin (@tfeditor1892) January 14, 2016
Others did a little snooping into the numbers involved…
— Ben (@thenufcben) January 14, 2016
All in all, a rare own-goal from the Newcastle United/Sports Direct PR department.