Anorak News | Gallowgate Humour: Newcastle Fans Attack Mike Ashley

Gallowgate Humour: Newcastle Fans Attack Mike Ashley

by | 17th, September 2008

AH, the Geordie fans of Newcastle United, a breed apart, a nation apart, a place where delusions are encouraged and the car-Toon army actually believe that their stadium is the best, their fans the most loyal and their club “massive”.

The one thing you won’t see at Newcastle is smiling, worldly-wise fans lampooning their own team’s failings and ole-ing when a single pass goes to a teammate.

Newcastle United’s fans are devoid of humour, even gallows humour in the Gallowgate.

And here’s Alan McKenna, who looks like Newcastle chairman Mickey Ashley, walking into a bar in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, and being asked by Newcastle fans if he is the real thing.

He denies it. Says Alan: “But one of them said: ‘You f****ng liar’ and went to throw a punch at me.”

McKenna now plans to get a shirt printed with “I’m Not Mike” printed on the back.”

A rare sign of humour in a pit of self-indulgent, self-pitying fans…

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