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Video: Rio Ferdinand is Taking an Absolute Pasting From Fans After Defending Mike Ashley

Video: Rio Ferdinand is Taking an Absolute Pasting From Fans After Defending Mike Ashley

Rio Ferdinand is Public Enemy No.1 amongst most football fans this afternoon after he decided to back Newcastle United‘s controversial owner Mike Ashley.

Ashley has been the subject of protests from Magpies supporters for several seasons now, as the club continue to fight relegation from the top-flight, due in no small part to the lack of investment in the first-team.

Newcastle were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night, leaving them in the Premier League’s bottom-three, but Manchester United legend Ferdinand has little sympathy for Rafa Benitez and the team’s long-suffering supporters:

As you’d probably expect, those comments haven’t gone down well, and it’s not only Newcastle followers who are angry with Ferdinand:

What do you think of the situation? Is Ferdinand correct in suggesting Ashley deserves more credit and respect for the part he’s played in helping Newcastle over the last decade or so?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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