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Rio Ferdinand’s Defence of Mike Ashley is Brilliantly Picked Apart by Journalist

Rio Ferdinand’s Defence of Mike Ashley is Brilliantly Picked Apart by Journalist

Rio Ferdinand‘s defence of Mike Ashley this evening has been brilliantly picked apart by a journalist on Twitter.

Surprisingly, the former Manchester United defender defended the controversial Newcastle United owner and his continued struggles in charge of the club.

The St James’ Park outfit currently sit 18th in the English Premier League table and are fighting for their lives to stay in the top flight.

Unfortunately for Newcastle, it’s unlikely they’ll make many new signings in January and Rafa Benitez will have to cope with much of the same squad.

And while most give Ashley criticism for not backing the manager, Ferdinand defended Ashley ahead of tonight’s clash between Chelsea and Newcastle.

Ferdinand actually said fans should be thanking Ashley for what he’s done for the club:

But Luke Edwards – who is North-East sports reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph – has blown that opinion apart in a string of tweets:

It’s difficult to disagree with Edwards too as he’s in the perfect position to comment on Ashley’s situation at Newcastle.

We think Ferdinand might want to read this thread before commenting again on Ashley and Newcastle.

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