‘Significant funding’: Newcastle United fans rejoice at club gesture as huge Carabao Cup final news confirmed
Newcastle United have provided ‘significant funding’ to supporters group Wor Flags ahead of the Carabao Cup Final.
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Newcastle United players will be greeted with an extravagant display from Magpies fans at Wembley Stadium later this month thanks to 'significant funding' from the club.
Supporter-led group Wor Flags are known for their fantastic work in making St James' Park a fortress with moving flag and banner displays in the crowd before each match.
Many Newcastle fans had shared hopes at being able to take part in a similar display at Wembley stadium before the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, February 26.
However, there was some hesitancy about how easy it would be for Wor Flags and fans to take such a display into a neutral ground such as Wembley Stadium.
On Monday afternoon Wor Flags issued a statement on Twitter confirming that the usual display would be happening in London too and reasoned why this was only thanks to investment from the club itself.
A statement posted online read: "We can confirm there will be a display at Wembley Stadium in the Newcastle end at the League Cup final. The display will involve every single Newcastle supporter in attendance.
"Due to the short turnaround between the second leg of the Semi-Final and the Final itself, fundraising for the main part of the display would have been extremely difficult in order to place the order in time, so we are absolutely delighted that Newcastle United have agreed to provide significant funding towards the display.
"When the lads walk out at Wembley they deserve to be met with a fantastic sight they often get at St. James' Park, and we are thrilled that Newcastle United are helping to make this a reality.
"We will be providing our own flags and banners to add to the display which should make it an unbelievable sight. If you are able to donate towards a Wembley display, please do.
"Our sincere thanks goes to Newcastle United for their support with this. It highlights perfectly the developing relationship between fans and the club."
Newcastle fans were quick to welcome the news, thanking Wor Flags for their work.
One supporter wrote: "Unreal gesture from the club and from all involved at @worflags. What a sight it’s going to be."
Another added: "Just when you thought you couldn’t love the club and it’s owners more."
Meanwhile, other Magpies fans said "United as one", "class" and "roll on next weekend".