Official Newcastle United change already labelled 'disgusting' after Arsenal & Liverpool move

Newcastle United fans hold up a banner reading 'TV BEFORE FANS' prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St. James Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United fans hold up a banner reading 'TV BEFORE FANS' prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St. James Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United fans hold up a banner reading 'TV BEFORE FANS' prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St. James Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Official Newcastle United announcement has already been labelled 'disgusting' before Chelsea TV move.

Newcastle United's Premier League trip to Chelsea has been moved to Monday, March 11 at 8pm - just days after Magpies fans slammed the TV companies and relevant authorities for the recent late kick-off times.

Prior to Newcastle's 4-4 draw against Luton Town at St James' Park on Saturday, Wor Flags' pre-match flag display highlighted the struggles United fans have and continue to have following their club away from home as a result of the "disgusting" kick-off times.

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On a weekend labelled 'Green Football Weekend', a banner unveiled in the Gallowgate End read "TV before fans". The games that have been impacted; Liverpool on New Year's Day (kick-off 8pm), Fulham on January 27 (kick-off 7pm), Aston Villa on January 30 (kick-off 8:15pm) and Arsenal on February 24 (kick-off 8pm) were also on display.

Newcastle United fans hold up a banner reading 'TV BEFORE FANS' prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St. James Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United fans hold up a banner reading 'TV BEFORE FANS' prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St. James Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United fans hold up a banner reading 'TV BEFORE FANS' prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St. James Park. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

However, it seems those complaints have fallen on deaf ears after the Chelsea match, originally scheduled for Saturday March 9 at 3pm, was moved, meaning fans are unable to travel home by train after the game and therefore face forking out hundreds of pounds on an overnight stay.

Wor Flags have been quick to respond via their official X account, posting "the point absolutely stands after the latest announcement about Chelsea away. We are being shafted. Cheers @SkySportsPL".

The statement read in full: "Today's display in the Gallowgate is dedicated to highlighting the disgusting kick-off times that have been afforded to us by broadcasters in both the Premier League and The FA Cup since the turn of the year, making a mockery of the Green Football Weekend which is being celebrated by certain broadcasters.

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"Newcastle United fans are some of the most passionate and loyal fans around, dedicated to following our team around the country. It is that dedication and passion that is completely taken for granted by TV companies and football's governing bodies. To date, we have only had one Saturday 3pm kick-off away from home this season.

"The cost of being a football fan is getting ever greater, with increased costs on trains, buses and fuel for cars making it an expensive venture, yet the incessant attitude of putting match-going fans last is putting huge strain on supporters.

"Whilst we still fill away ends, we have not forgotten about those fans priced out by the greed in the game, those who made English football so attractive to the world audience.

"Late announcements of games to suit broadcasters and those watching on TV has a huge impact on the fans they all claim are the lifeblood of the game.

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"We are calling on broadcasters, the Premier League, The FA and the clubs to do more for match-going fans. Stop with the unsociable kick-off times, make it fairer for fans travelling and stop your greed."

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