Sky Sports claim that fans were left furious at a disrespectful decision which undermined the club’s history.
Ashley later admitted his error, as quoted by The Sun: “I thought it was the right thing to do was to generate as much money as possible for Newcastle.
“When people say to me: ‘Whatever you do on an interview do not talk about changing the name of St James’ Park!’ Well I’m me, and I’m going to talk about making an error, and I should not have changed the name of St James’ Park. I should not have done that.”
In a new twist on Tyneside, the board have placed Graeme Jones in caretaker charge, allegedly for the next two games.
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