Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has responded to a statement by Newcastle United which said the club is “disappointed” by the politician’s comments about football ownership. Corbyn appears to be completely unphased by the statement and has taken to his personal Twitter account to simply thank the Tyneside club for sharing his views about Mike Ashley for “ruining” the game. Newcastle fans are understandably loving the Labour leader’s response to the statement. Anything that goes against Ashley is going to leave supporters with a smile on their face and Corbyn, as some fans point out, has rattled the Newcastle owner’s cage with his comments. It’s good because Corbyn is actually someone who might be able to make a bit of a difference. We’ve heard some MPs, football pundits and fans hit out at Ashley for his ownership but Corbyn is arguably one of the most powerful people yet to blast the Sports Direct tycoon.
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Gan on Jezza lad!… you've rattled big Mike. Thanks for supporting us fans.
— Hethers (@Hethery1) October 8, 2019
You’re not wrong. Former season ticket holder here. Not buying another one under this ownership
— ЯoЬ J૯ωɿէէ (@rob_jewitt) October 8, 2019
Thanks for rattling Mike Ashley's cage!
— TappyLappy#ISupportChrisWilliamson (@doonthevalley) October 8, 2019
The bloke could lie straight in bed. Keep it up @jeremycorbyn
— Jonathan Jones (@cornedbeefpie) October 8, 2019