Newcastle United fans will present a banner made from the Sports Direct sign torn down from St James Park at their next home game, according to reports.
The signage became a hated symbol of previous owner Mike Ashley’s controversial fourteen-year reign at the helm of the club.
However, the giant letters of the sportswear company were removed from the ‘Leazes End’ section of the ground to the relief of fans, happy to see the back of the Sports Direct tycoon.
Its removal is one of the latest moves the club’s new owners have made to crown the new era at St James’ Park.
And the new board have also reportedly given the signs to various segments of the fan base, who will present them in a banner display during their upcoming home match against Manchester City.
Plastic banners around the stadium depicting the sports clothing and equipment company have also been taken down.
Letters were later seen in a skip outside the ground after being torn down from around the stadium.
While it is currently unclear how the new letters will be presented, they are expected to appear when Pep Guardiola’s side come to town.
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Newcastle fans will also be hoping the banner will act as a good luck charm for their struggling side.
Eddie Howe’s side are still languishing beneath the dreaded dotted lines in 19th position, three points away from safety.
And things could get worse before they get better, as they face ominous matches against Liverpool, City, Manchester United, and Everton.
Supporters are counting down the days until the January transfer window, where they are expected to flex their new financial muscles for the first time.
Newcastle comfortably became the richest side in the Premier League, when a consortium spearheaded by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Reuben Brothers purchased the club from Ashley for around £300m.
Unfortunately, results have not experienced the same positive projectory as their wealth, as they have only won one Premier League match all season.
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