Newcastle Fans Take Offence As Club Attempt Naff Sports Direct Jacket Giveaway On Twitter

Chris Wright

15th, January 2016



You try to do something nice…

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.

Some went to extremes…

Others did a little snooping into the numbers involved…

All in all, a rare own-goal from the Newcastle United/Sports Direct PR department.

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  1. Julio Laker says:

    I think it’s typo, it’s supposed to be £5.99 not £59.99

    • David says:

      I don’t think it is a typo Julio. It was on the hoardings round the pitch for the whole of the Man Utd game. Sports Direct is famous for putting prices sky high so then they can say 80% off and sell them for their normal price with a ‘false sale’. It’s a scummy company.

  2. P says:

    “All in all, a rare own-goal from the Newcastle United/Sports Direct PR department”?

    They’re still picking the ball out of the back of the net for renaming St. James.

    Or did I miss the sarcasm?…Lol

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