Newcastle United staff rip down St James’ Park sign from stadium wall

Workers armed with a red crowbar smash off the St James' Park sign at Newcastle United
Workers armed with a red crowbar smash off the St James' Park sign at Newcastle United
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SIGNS proclaiming the former name of Newcastle United’s ground were ripped down today by staff.

The sign saying “St James’ Park”, as the Sports Direct Arena was formerly known, was taken out by crowbar-wielding workers.

A new Sports Direct Arena sign has now been put on the side of the stadium.

Magpies bosses said last year that the ground was being renamed, much to the anger of the club’s fans.

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