According to a report from the Chronicle, four Newcastle United players were confronted on the train back from their 4-0 defeat away to Arsenal on Sunday evening – with supporters since becoming divided over the issue and who is to blame; Mike Ashley, Steve Bruce, the players or those fans.
Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette sealed a damning second-half performance from Newcastle’s perspective as they conceded four goals inside 45 second-half minutes after going in level at the break. On the journey home, Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb, Allan Saint-Maximin and Christian Atsu opted to take the train back to Newcastle in first class where they were confronted by a handful of supporters after a dismal team display.
Since then, a debate has surfaced on social media over who was in the wrong – with these Magpies fans voicing their divided opinions over the ‘disgraceful‘ issue.
Find all of their diverse verdicts from Twitter down below.
Ashley thrives on this. Keeps the attention away from him. People having a go at Bruce should focus their energy on Ashley. I have no doubt that Bruce means well and wants the best for the club. Ashley happy with 17th every season.
— ToonFan (@ToonFan14) February 17, 2020
Stop making this about the train incident.
We’re kicking off because the performance was once again disgraceful. We don’t look like scoring and the club is going in one direction. Backwards.
— Stu (@mcphail86) February 17, 2020
I hope you’re talking about the muppets on the train with that last part, there is a bit of a difference between voicing our displeasure online and attacking players in public and I will continue to voice my opinions.
— Dell 💦 14-4 (@agbnufc) February 17, 2020
— Craig (@1CraigAllan) February 17, 2020
There are some football supporters who believe buying a ticket entitles you to abuse the performers in any way you see fit. Theatre-goers don’t generally stand outside the stage door screaming abuse to film on camera phones – not unless it’s Aladdin at the Sunderland Empire.
— Tim Rich (@timrich001) February 17, 2020
Giving the players stick on the train is bang out of order. The performances this season have been the worst I can recall over a sustained period. West Ham away being the exception. The football is awful.
— MickE (@Mick281) February 17, 2020
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