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Newcastle: Owner Mike Ashley criticised over season ticket payments

Newcastle are currently 13th in the Premier League

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been criticised by fans after a number of supporters were charged for their next season ticket, despite the ongoing suspension to the Premier League.

Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) had called on the club to suspend the scheduled payments “during this incredibly difficult time”.

Some fans were charged £620 on Wednesday, they said, describing the situation as “incredibly disturbing”.

Newcastle United declined to comment.

The Premier League is currently postponed until 30 April at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement from NUST claimed talks were held with the club on the subject this week.

“Newcastle United contacted us earlier today,” NUST said