Date: 19th December 2020 at 8:05am
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Supporters of Newcastle United have fumed after some comments from Steve Bruce on Aleksandar Mitrovic emerged on Twitter.

During the upcoming round of Premier League fixtures, the Toon host Mitrovic’s current club Fulham on Saturday night (per Premier League).

Speaking during his pre-match press conference, Newcastle’s manager discussed the former Toon striker and said he would have “loved” to have worked with him (per Ciaran Kelly).

He said: “He was great up here, wasn’t he? You can understand why he was a little bit of a cult hero. He’s different. He epitomises what the North East is all about: big, tough, strong, fiercely competitive with a bit of an edge.”

After these comments were relayed to Newcastle fans, many of them fumed.

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So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Steve Bruce’s comments on Aleksandar Mitrovic?

So far this season, the 26-year-old Serbian has scored just two goals and provided two assists in 11 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers (per Transfermarkt).

Would you call Aleksandar Mitrovic a cult hero at Newcastle?

No, absolutely not

No, absolutely not

Yes, I think he is

Yes, I think he is

Mitrovic spent two and a half years with Newcastle between 2015 and 2018, having arrived from Anderlecht and left the club for Fulham, initially on loan before the move became permanent.

During his stay at St. James’ Park, the Serbian frontman bagged 17 goals and 10 assists in 72 appearances for the Toon.

As can be seen in these responses from Newcastle fans, many of them did not concur with what the club’s manager had to say about the £19.8m-rated striker.