Mehrdad Ghodoussi’s classy message after Newcastle United claim historic PSG win

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Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi showed his appreciation to Wor Flags following the 4-1 win over PSG.

Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi publicly thanked Wor Flags for their role in last night’s historic 4-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The Magpies marked their first Champions League home game for 20 years in style by hammering the French champions.

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Miguel Almiron opened the scoring after 17 minutes before Geordie defender Dan Burn made it 2-0 as the game closed in on half-time.

Newcastle fans hold flags and banners ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on October 4, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /Newcastle fans hold flags and banners ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on October 4, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /
Newcastle fans hold flags and banners ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on October 4, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / | AFP via Getty Images

Another local lad in Sean Longstaff extended the lead to three but Lucas Hernandez swiftly pulled a goal back for the visitors.

United, however, regained their three-goal advantage during injury time as a stunning strike from Fabian Schar capped one of St James’ Park’s greatest nights.

The stadium was a cauldron of noise even before kick-off, and that was largely down to the fantastic work of Wor Flags.

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In the Leazes End, a display read ‘hello, hello, we are the Geordie boys’ while the Gallowgate Stand had a surfer flag featuring a Newcastle-themed Champions League draw graphic.

With the eyes of the world on Tyneside, St James’ Park certainly looked the part and Wor Flags’ role in that earned public recognition from co-owner Ghodoussi.

Replying to a Wor Flags post on X after the game, Ghodoussi said: “Thank you for all your hard work, we appreciate everything that you do.”

Magpies head coach Eddie Howe also voiced his appreciation for the supporters during his post-match press conference.

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He said: “The atmosphere was very special. I knew it would be, it’s an amazing place to play football regardless of the competition. I can’t thank the supporters enough for what they gave the team and how they helped us in the game.”

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