“Newcastle has been restored”.
Geordie music treasure Sam Fender was on Tyneside last night to celebrate the PCP Consortium takeover of his beloved Newcastle United.
The ‘Seventeen Going Under’ singer travelled up from doing the Jools Holland show in London to be a part of history, as fans congregated at St James’ Park to celebrate the end of Mike Ashley’s tenure and the dawn of a new era under the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers.
Fender recorded his saxophone player Johnny ‘Blue Hat’ playing ‘Local Hero’, the theme played out on matchdays at St James’, at the Sir Bobby Robson statue and in The Strawberry pub.
And while drinking a few #cans he caught up with NewcastleWorld to make his feelings known about Ashley.
When asked for his thoughts on the takeover, Fender said: “Mate, we’ve been f****** waiting our lifetime for this.
“We’ve got rid of that fat b******. That horrible - I mean this is going to go straight in the Chronicle - that f****** sero-hour contract, token, greedy b****** is gone. And Newcastle has been f****** restored.”