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 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 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
Summer Prem Marquee signings:
Man U: Dalot
Newcastle Utd: House of Fraser
— Mike K (@mhk2171) 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 (@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
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) August 10, 2018