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The Magpies were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park today. The result was Newcastle's sixth Premier League defeat in a row.

Thousands of fans boycotted today's match in protest against owner, Mike Ashley.

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81% of people support boycott in ITV News poll

There were thousands of empty seats in St James' Park today. Credit: PA

81% of participants in an exclusive ITV News poll have backed the decision of some Newcastle fans to take part in today's boycott of the ground.

There were thousands of empty seats inside St James' Park today as Newcastle lost 3-1 to Tottenham.

Asked 'Should Newcastle fans boycott the Spurs match?', 81% of participants answered 'yes' and 19% said 'no'.

Over 2,000 people took part in the poll.

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Poll: Should Newcastle fans boycott Spurs match?

Should Newcastle fans boycott the match against Spurs? Credit: PA

Thousands of Newcastle fans are expected to boycott today's game against Tottenham at St James' Park.

The Magpies recent run of form has angered some supporters, who blame owner Mike Ashley for not investing more money in the club.

Campaigners from the 'Ashley Out' group say they will hand out 20,000 leaflets near the stadium before kick-off at 4pm.

What do you think? Should Newcastle fans boycott today's match? Have your say below:

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