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Kieran Parr boldly stated in a tweet back in April 2020 that he would 'buy everyone a steak bake' if the club was taken over by new owners, and since then, he probably hasn't thought much about it.
But yesterday (Thursday 7 October) marked a huge day for the Magpies, with Mike Ashley selling up after a turbulent 14 years at the club.
And while most Newcastle fans' phones will have been blowing up, Kieran's went to another level.
That was because steak beak purveyors Greggs decided to cheekily retweet his promise from almost a-year-and-a-half ago.
We look forward to seeing you Kieran https://t.co/alkxmleYds
- Greggs (@GreggsOfficial) October 7, 2021
The tweet has amassed more than 4,000 likes, and while Kieran was 'overjoyed' by the news of the takeover, he calculated that buying a steak bake for every fan at St James' Park would set him back about £70,000 ($95,377).
So far, the new owners haven't stepped forward to buy the steak bakes but no doubt that sort of investment would be a sure-fire way to ingratiate themselves with fans.
Greggs have been great sports about the whole thing, though.
Speaking to LADbible, 25-year-old Kieran said: "The reason I put the tweet was as a joke because it's Newcastle and stuff like this doesn't happen to us.
"I was shocked when Greggs quoted the tweet! Since they have my phone hasn't stopped going off, it's been crazy.
"Greggs has also given me a £50 high roller voucher, which is amazing and I'm very thankful for.
"Greggs has been awesome and offered 260 stake bakes to people who tweet them back using the tweet 'my bakes on Kieran'."
The high roller voucher is the cherry on the cake for Kieran, who is actually from Somerset, but fell in love with NUFC when he was just four-years-old.
Now, he 'canee' wait to get up to the toon to celebrate the club's new era.
He said: "I cannot wait to go back to Newcastle and get amongst the celebrations.
"The feeling of the takeover is, I'm overjoyed, like a dream still - everything about the club, city and the fans are on the up and I can not wait for the future."
Financier Amanda Staveley first tried to buy the club in 2017, and now the Premier League has finally approved her Saudi Arabian-backed consortium's buyout.
Fans hope this will see the club back in the mix for silverware sooner rather than later.
Featured Image Credit: Kieran Parr
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