Date: 17th December 2020 at 4:10pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from Keith Downie after the Toon were thrashed 5-2 by Leeds United at Elland Road.

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On Wednesday night, the Sky Sports reporter tweeted that Newcastle ‘looked very tired‘ and that he was ‘unsure’ if that was to do with some of the squad recovering from the current pandemic.

However, he then claimed that they had been ‘off the pace’ and ‘can’t complain about the defeat.’

The idea, though, that the Toon were tired has annoyed these Newcastle fans who felt Downie was just giving Steve Bruce excuses.

What did these Newcastle fans make of Downie’s tweet?

Do you think Newcastle were tired?

No, we were just beaten by a better team

No, we were just beaten by a better team

Yes, they were just tired

Yes, they were just tired

To be fair to Bruce, he didn’t blame his side’s performance on tiredness, but many Toon fans were still angry with what they had seen.

Newcastle did have to postpone their match against Aston Villa due to a viral outbreak, and they beat West Bromwich Albion with a patched-up side.

However, the Toon were just blown away by Marcelo Bielsa’s men, who ran riot in the second half.

It will be interesting to see how Newcastle respond on Saturday against a Fulham side who are starting to pick up points.