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Newcastle fans plan another boycott against Swansea as well as protests at Sports Direct stores


 

Sections of Newcastle fans will continue to boycott their club's Premier League fixtures, as well as protest outside local Sports Direct stores.

The club's next fixture is against Swansea, with protest group Ashleyout.com encouraging fans not to attend, and for those who do show their protest by standing up during the 34th minute.

"We will back any fan who continues to boycott the game to make a stand (#Boyco­tt­Swansea)." read a statement on the group's website.

"For those fans wishing to attend the Swansea game, we request them to #StandUp­To­Ashley after 34 minutes of the game, to represent the fact that having no manager and a threadbare squad devoid of quality, yet having £34m in the bank is not an acceptable situation."

The statement also announced that they would be holding a peaceful protest outside Sports Direct stores on Saturday. The sportswear chain is owned by Mike Ashley.

"from 12:30pm on Saturday we will target Sports Direct stores within a 20 mile radius of St. James’ Park and their flagship Oxford Street store by means of a peaceful protest."

"This protest is not aimed at the innocent staff members often working with minimal employment rights on zero hours contracts and they must be respected and supported at all times. This protest will be coordinated with supporters of Rangers Football Club who will target stores in the vicinity of Ibrox."

"The boycott for the Spurs game was only the start. We would like to widen the campaign at this stage to include Mike Ashley’s main interest, which is Sports Direct and affiliated companies and will shortly be launching a new section on our website dedicated to things every fan can do to ensure that Mike Ashley’s involvement becomes an ever-less profitable one for him and his companies."

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