Shola Ameobi yet to see his own "Mackem Slayer" flag at Newcastle United

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Tue, 17/01/2023
Shola Ameobi unaware of "Mackem Slayer" flag at Newcastle United
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Shola Ameobi, a former Newcastle United striker, has revealed that he has yet to see his very own 'Mackem Slayer' flag in person.

Wor Flags first displayed the flag, designed by Newcastle defender Dan Burn, on New Year's Eve at St James' Park when the Magpies hosted Leeds United. Burn's design, which beat out fellow Geordies Sean Longstaff and Paul Dummett's drawings, depicts Ameobi in battle armour.

The former Newcastle striker is remembered fondly on Tyneside for his goal-scoring exploits in the Tyne-Wear derby, with Ameobi scoring seven times against Sunderland.

Lovely new addition to the @worflags collection; a flag specifically designed by Dan Burn. Of course, it had to be the Mackem Slayer, Shola Ameobi…! 😂 #NUFC

— Andy Sixsmith (@SixsmithTV) December 31, 2022


The Ameobi flag is now part of Wor Flags' extensive collection, which recently unveiled a brand new Eddie Howe flag during Newcastle's weekend match against Fulham.

And, ahead of Newcastle's 1-0 win over Fulham, Ameobi told Sky Sports that, while he has yet to see the flag in person, the displays from Wor Flags show just how much the Magpies fans love the current Newcastle team.

"Somewhere, I haven’t quite seen it yet because I haven’t been to any of our games since it’s been here but apparently there’s a little flag around with my face on it, which I don’t know if I’m dreading to see what it looks like," said Ameobi.

"Listen, it just shows you the way the fans have really taken on board this team, two and a half hours before kick-off the stadium is half full, there is a real expectation here to be winning games - we’re unbeaten here and we want to keep that going."