Jeremy Corbyn took aim at club owners “who put their business interests ahead of everything else”
Newcastle have hit back at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after he launched an attack on “bad owners like Mike Ashley” as part of a plan to shake up the way football is run.
The Opposition leader, who spoke at a 2,000-strong rally in the city on Saturday night, took aim at club owners “who put their business interests ahead of everything else, marginalise supporters and even put the financial security
of clubs at risk”.
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His comments came at a time when thousands of Magpies fans, Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Manchester United aside, are staying away from games in protest at the way the Sports Direct owner is running the club.