Newcastle fans were left disappointed after Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct bought ailing high-street chain House of Fraser, saving it from possible closure, because of what they feel is a lack of recent investment in the team.
The company announced the acquisition to the stock exchange on Friday, paying £90m in cash to the administrators.
These were the best jokes as Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley buys House of Fraser:
Window not shut for Mike Ashley yet. Newcastle United owner close to agreeing deal to buy troubled department store chain House of Fraser
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley has bought House of Fraser for £90m. The department store will go straight into Rafa Benítez's Newcastle squad for tomorrows game against Spurs.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 10, 2018
What position does he play? https://t.co/EylVhK2EQd
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 10, 2018
Absolute proof that Mike Ashley is more than happy to spend big money. Can we put the criticisms to bed now please? https://t.co/38uNGxYKSw
— Michael Graham (@Capt_Fishpaste) August 10, 2018
— Bob Wetton (@bobwetton) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley's a smart man. Bought a £90m business and now Newcastle have 3000 extra employees at their disposal. There's bound to be atleast 20 of them who can ping a 40 yarder into the back of the net.
— WTK (@wutangklavan) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley knows only too well that there’s only one man who can, after his recent takeover turn the House of Fraser business around and that man is the former Newcastle United manager John Carver.
— Ste.A (@sarm0161) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley puts his own people on the shop floor at House of Fraser in a bid to save cash pic.twitter.com/ILoT4vu4Zk
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley is a full on pisstaker hahahahaha. Spends about 7 quid in the transfer window then not even 24 hours after it shuts he’s splashing 90 million on HOF 😩😂
— Vern (@0JBarker) August 10, 2018
Aye so, Mike Ashley has bought House Of Fraser… pic.twitter.com/W0oajJcUEV
— Paige 🍑 (@RedheadRasslin) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley is singlehandedly saving the English game. Promoting creativity through scrupulous book keeping. New to Twitter. Likes,Rts and follows appreciated
— this charming fan (@fan_charming) August 10, 2018
Should slot nicely into Rafa's midfield😍
Shelvey – Fraser – Diame https://t.co/rk5Log0ujY
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 10, 2018
Summer Prem Marquee signings:
Man U: Dalot
Newcastle Utd: House of Fraser
— Mike K (@mhk2171) August 10, 2018
Mike Ashley had pulled out of the deal for house of Fraser as Ryan Liam and Calum from Kelso’ say they want a player 😂😂😂😂
— DARREN JAMES PAXTON (@darr5479) August 10, 2018
I'm convinced that Mike Ashley has an ongoing gentleman's bet with a mate that he can become the single most hated man in the North East…
— Kristian Sturt – Transfer News (@FootieWriter) August 10, 2018
House of Fraser £90,000,000
someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my premier league club is dying
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) August 10, 2018
Can he play number 10 this Fraser chap?
— S A M 🇬🇧🐯 (@SamWinter_1) August 10, 2018