Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the recent comments made by club owner Mike Ashley.
“Do I regret getting into football?” the Englishman told The Mirror. “The answer is yes. I have had tonnes of fun in it but I haven’t been able to make the difference I wanted to in football like I have at Sports Direct."
“I have no choice,” said Ashley when asked if he was committed to Newcastle if the club go down. “They’ve got me, and I’ve got them. That is the way it is.”
Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment.
The Magpies are currently second from bottom in the league table with 25 points from 30 matches.
Last season, Newcastle narrowly avoided the drop from the Premier League, but this time there is a distinct possibility that they could go down.
Rafael Benitez has been brought in as a replacement for the sacked Steve McClaren, and the Spaniard has been entrusted with the task of keeping the Magpies up.
Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the comments made by Ashley regarding his future.
Below are some of the best comments:
Mike Ashley said the bank is empty after he spent money. lol.— Girish Prabhu (@girishNUFC4life) March 22, 2016
Who is he kiddin! He only spent Carrol and Cabaye this season. #NUFC
So if Mike Ashley regrets buying #NUFC and doesn't want to have an influence in football, why doesn't he just sell the club?— ANDY LOCKHART (@andylockhart88) March 22, 2016
That Ashley interview is very depressing and is terribly timed #NUFC— Kris Leighton (@toontong85) March 22, 2016
It appears even Mike Ashley has fallen out of love with our club this season. Criticism aside, that's very bad news. #nufc— Pete Brown (@TheTallLankyOne) March 21, 2016
People always tell me that if it wasn't for Ashley then we would have done a Leeds. Probably yes. But I'd rather that than have it the way— Cameron Findlay (@Cameron_NUFC) March 21, 2016