Carver: Supporters entitled to protest

Newcastle manager John Carver has said the supporters planning on boycotting the Magpies’ next Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur are “entitled” to their protest if they’re not happy with the running of the club, reports Sky Sports.

With how poorly the North-East side are ending the season, and reports coming from the camp that Newcastle could well have some extra funds in the bank, supporters are furious with owner Mike Ashley, who they feel is harmful to the club. They want somebody in charge who doesn’t treat the club like a business, but one who is willing to invest to drag the side out of the mire. Picking up only two wins since December 2014 has many worried of their safety too.

United recently lost 2-0 away to Liverpool, which was their fifth consecutive defeat in the division, and compounds their misery in 2015. Newcastle have lost eight of their 13 games played this year, which has seen their position dropping down the table. Supporters want to see Ashley spending more on the right players, but due to his ignorance to address the fans, they will stage a boycott to make their feelings known.

“They are entitled to do what they want to do. They pay for the season ticket, and if they don’t want to go that’s their prerogative. The fans have always been attached to this football club and the vast majority will be there on Sunday supporting the team, even those who don’t have season tickets will go and watch it in the pubs and be behind the team,” said Carver.

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