• From The BBC:

    Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has said he is ready to sell the troubled club.
    Ashley, who has pumped about £250m into the club, says he fears for the safety of his family after a weekend of heated protests by unhappy Newcastle fans.
    “I am now a dad who can’t take his kids to a football game because I am advised that we would be assaulted,” he said.
    “I am no longer prepared to subsidise Newcastle,” added the billionaire, who has been under fire since manager Kevin Keegan rocked the club by quitting.
    Keegan left his position after just eight months on 4 September, claiming he had no control of transfer dealings at St James’ Park.
    His departure prompted a number of protests against Ashley and the Newcastle board of directors, culminating in demonstrations in and outside the ground before, during and after Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Hull.
    Those protests appear to have been the tipping point for Ashley, who has decided to put the Premier League club up for sale just 16 months after h…

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