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Newcastle fans campaign has Sting in the tale!

Newcastle fans have called in the Police to help oust Mike Ashley, reports The Sun. Celebrity supporter Sting is backing a Toon Army bid launched on Tuesday to get rid of the disliked owner.

Ashley's controversial re-branding of St James' Park proved the last straw for thousands of unhappy fans, who are getting behind the Newcastle United Supporters Trust's Yes We Can campaign to buy the club.

Sting, plus fellow high-profile Geordies Jimmy Nail and Tim Healy, are behind the bid.

The former Police frontman called on Ashley to reverse his re-branding of Toon's famous home to [email protected] James' Park.

He said: "I don't like it. I'm a traditionalist, it's St James' Park, always has been, always should be."

The campaign will last for six weeks, and NUST spokesman Neil Mitchell said: "It's the ultimate protest, an attempt to buy the club. "After talks with serious Newcastle-based investors we believe the time's right for fans to lead the charge to reclaim their club."

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