Following the news referee Martin Atkinson has been appointed as head official for Newcastle United’s game against Bournemouth at the weekend, fans have had plenty to say in regards to the decision.
Atkinson, who has already taken charge of 11 Premier League games this season, has been chosen to officiate at St. James’ Park ahead of the encounter – with supporters not taking too kindly given his past record with the Magpies.
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Of course, supporters aren’t exactly thrilled to have him in charge when they come up against the Cherries on Tyneside, with fans as vocal as ever in regards to their disdain for the decision.
Here’s what they had to say.
— Luca (@LucaTokarski) November 6, 2019
Oh come on ! How many times do NUFC get him ? Never seem to end a match with 11 men or come away with 3 points.
— Colinv2401 (@Baberton33) November 6, 2019
We’d be better off with his brother Rowan! 🙄 pic.twitter.com/lzvJEBhVwj
— Graham Thompson (@Thoma69) November 6, 2019
— Rob Carter (@NUFC_Carter) November 6, 2019
Cheers sons crying
— Andy Prosser (@andypross91) November 6, 2019
— Anthony Harte (@AnthonyHarte_) November 6, 2019
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What a joke ref after the week he’s had it’s typical he’s reffing us . How has he not been given a week off for a shocker last week
— sbsam (@sbsam_sam) November 6, 2019