Freddy Shepherd has urged the Newcastle United fans via Sky Sports to give their full support to the team.
Many of the seats at St. James’ Park were empty for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur as part of a protest against the club’s current owner Mike Ashley.
Newcastle fans want to see their team become more competitive and Ashley to invest in better players.
Shepherd, who was the Newcastle chairman from 1997 to 2007, has urged the supporters not to boycott any more matches.
The English businessman told Sky Sports this evening that the fans should get behind “the team and (manager John) Carver”, and added: “You would do better seating in the seat than sitting at home.”
While one can understand why the Newcastle fans are not happy at the moment, it is imperative that they maintain their support for the rest of the season.
John Carver’s side are just seven points above the Premier League relegation zone at the moment and have lost their last six league games.
While results and performances have left much to be desired, the Newcastle fans need to get behind the team for the final matches.
After all, none of them will like the team to play in the Championship next season.