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Football: Newcastle fans planning mass walkout after 69 minutes

Published on May 2, 2014 7:21 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Newcastle United fans, "angry and frustrated" by their team's poor season, are planning a 69th-minute walk-out protest during their final home Premier League match against Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Newcastle United Supporters' Trust (Nust) has passed a motion to boycott the last 21 minutes of the match when Newcastle will be attempting to avoid a seventh successive league defeat.

The organisers hope the protest will see a mass exodus of fans from St James' Park in the 69th minute, symbolic of the year 1969 when Newcastle last won a trophy - the Inter Cities Fairs Cup, the forerunner of the Uefa Cup and now the Europa League.

"As fans we have deep concerns at the direction Newcastle United is heading in, both on and off the pitch," said statement released by Nust.

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