After a frustrating summer transfer window, Newcastle United have had a mixed start to the season.
On the opening weekend, Rafael Benitez’s side faced a tough task against Tottenham Hotspur.
The North-East outfit were always going to be underdogs, and they proved to be so when they lost 2-1.
On Saturday, the club came up against newly-promoted side Cardiff City, and on paper, fans may have expected a victory, but they had to settle for a point.
Despite Kenedy missing a stoppage-time penalty, snatching a point was not the worst result possible given that from the 66th minute Newcastle played with 10 men following Isaac Hayden’s sending-off.
Understandably, though, plenty of supporters have been left disappointed, and a handful took aim at Ayoze Perez on social media.
The attacker, who started the game but was substituted in the 65th minute, tried to rally the troops with a post-match tweet.
It was not our best day but we are a team! We celebrate together and we suffer together, we are Newcastle UNITED #HowayTheLads ⚫⚪ pic.twitter.com/NBVAjmw1lG
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) August 19, 2018
For some, though, Perez’s message was not acceptable.
Why can’t you score though?
— WILLBOOTY (@willbooty7) August 19, 2018
you need to pick it up son…you were a ghost out there
— ESPO (@scottishthug) August 19, 2018
I’m afraid it has to be better lads very poor, no confidence to be on the ball, show us what yous can do
— David Green (@David9Green) August 19, 2018
— nEwCaStLe fOr LiFe (@77_SH_ER) August 20, 2018
you are a second rate player….you should not be playing for the tooon
— Michael Martin 1992 (@Michael61659978) August 20, 2018
Was you playing on Saturday #theinvisibleman
— Aaron Olsson (@AOlssonNUFC) August 19, 2018
We drew like.
— Billy clifford (@Billyclifford20) August 19, 2018
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