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Hatem Ben Arfa To Hold Own ‘Meet & Greet’ With Newcastle Fans After Being Banned From Club’s Official Session On Same Day

By Chris Wright


As you’re probably aware, Hatem Ben Arfa has been blacklisted by Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew due to his suspect attitude over recent months, with the French winger exiled from the club’s pre-season tours, stripped of his squad number and barred from attending any club-related engagements.

Newcastle are planning to hold an open signing session for their fans tomorrow (August 12th) but Ben Arfa has been told he will not be welcome due to his current persona non grata status at the club.

However, Ben Arfa has instead organised his very own “meet and greet” session with Newcastle fans at a local sporting memorabilia shop, The Back Page (which is quite literally around the corner from St James’ Park), at 6:00pm on the very same day – with the store advertising the event via their Facebook page.

Now, we don’t for a minute think that he’s entirely without blame in all this, but never-the-less Newcastle fans are invited to come down and meet Ben Arfa, who may just have a few choice words to get off his chest vis-a-vis his ridiculous current predicament at the Toon.

(Via The Back Page Newcastle)

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By Chris on August 11th, 2014 in Newcastle Utd, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Hatem Ben Arfa To Hold Own ‘Meet & Greet’ With Newcastle Fans After Being Banned From Club’s Official Session On Same Day”

  1. BeeGuy says:

    H B-A, appealing to the wrong audience. If he would only think about playing football. But then again, maybe he is just not that smart.

  2. HotSpur922 says:


  3. Jarren says:

    @HotSpur922: What?

  4. AP says:

    @HotSpur922- You know he’s a French Muslim of Tunisian ancestry, right? If you’re going to comment like a bellend, don’t use a Spurs-related username…making us all look bad!

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