'Tears to fans' eyes'- Wor Flags tease emotional Newcastle United display v AC Milan

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Wor Flags have urged fans to bring their black and white scarf ahead of Newcastle United v AC Milan.

Newcastle United fan group Wor Flags have appealed to fans to help make St James' Park look spectacular ahead of the make-or-break Champions League match.

Tonight, United take on AC Milan (8pm kick-off) at home in the final group stage match of this campaign. The Magpies are looking to build on the 0-0 draw between the sides on Matchday 1 and need a win if they want to qualify for the final 16. If it's another draw, Newcastle will drop into the Europa League.

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Wor Flags at it again.Wor Flags at it again.
Wor Flags at it again. | Getty Images

After appeals for United fans to be the twelfth man and carry the team across the finish line, Wor Flags are urging all those attending the match to bring their black and white scarf to contribute to the atmosphere.

In a video posted to social media, Graeme Robson, head of the fan group, dropped some hints as to what to expect from tonight's display.

"For tonight's make-or-break match we're going to go back to our roots," said Robson. We're going to go full-stadium black and white wavers. There will be a display in the Gallowgate which I believe is very fitting for tonight with it being the Champions League. I think it might even bring the odd tear to one or two fans' eyes.

"We've tried to paint a picture. We want the ground to be a sea of black and white. We've painted this canvas but we're not quite finished. So we're asking you the fans if you could all bring a scarf and basically fill in the gaps.

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"So just wave it, twirl it, so when those players come out of the tunnel it makes them feel 10 ft tall."

After Newcastle's Premier League win against Chelsea, co-owners Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben appealed to fans on social media.

"What a team #nufc we need to give these guys more support in the stadium, we need to be louder, we need to be the 12th man. #HWTL," said Ghodoussi. Whilst Reuben tweeted: "What a team and yes we need to match the intensity of the players with our support".

Robson continued: "Milan have probably seen it all before, it won't affect them I don't think, but it will definitely affect our players. We've been told it does give them a massive boost. I also think that if we get it right from the start with the display, it sort of sets the tone a little bit with the crowd and believe we'll win tonight.

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Wor Flags have asked Newcastle United supporters to bring their scarves. (Image: Getty Images)Wor Flags have asked Newcastle United supporters to bring their scarves. (Image: Getty Images)
Wor Flags have asked Newcastle United supporters to bring their scarves. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

"I believe PSG will get beat off Dortmund and I believe we will go through. There's nowhere better than St James' Park when it's rocking. There's nowhere louder in this country, so let's just do it lads and lasses."

Eddie Howe relayed similar sentiments last night in the pre-match press conference. 

Speaking of Newcastle's fans, the head coach said: "They have been there for us this season, we are going to need every voice, every person can make a difference for us. We need to create an atmosphere, the supporters have never let us down at home. They have really driven us on, in tight games, they have really given us the ability to carry on. We are going to need that again."

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