Newcastle United 2020 Calendar Gone Wrong

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Newcastle is simply not having a good season at all. From multiple injuries and players set for long spells on the sidelines to a new recent controversy. Newcastle United were forced to release a statement in which they say they “deeply regret” the release of the club’s 2020 calendar after it included a series of blunders. Talk about an embarrassment. Fans could not hold back their outrage as they pointed out the simple yet obvious mistakes. Newcastle United’s team we’re accussed of not putting in any effort and recycling old players. 

The calendar has so many obvious mistakes, for starters, three players who no longer play for the club are featured on the desk calendar. Salomon Rondon was only on loan last season, Kenedy headed back to Chelsea at the end of last term and Ayoze Perez scored for Leicester against the Magpies at St James’ Park this season.

As if it couldn’t get any worse, one of the pictures also clearly shows an opposition fan in the background swearing at Newcastle players as they celebrate a goal wearing last season’s away kit.

Club officials have admitted the calendar should not have contained so many out-of-date images and that the product did not go through proper quality control at their end, even though it was seen by club employees before it went on sale.

An internal investigation has been launched to determine how this has happened and to try and prevent similar blunders being made in the future.

Privately, senior club figures are embarrassed and accept they should have far higher standards for the release of products sold as official club merchandise but have not made a formal apology to fans who bought the calendar.

Fans have also pointed out on social media that Manchester United shorts are being sold via the club’s official website, which is run by owner Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct retail chain.

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