Date: 7th February 2021 at 12:35pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from Allan Saint-Maximin in which he congratulated Joe Willock for a goal on his Newcastle debut after changing his Twitter name to Sam Maximus.

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This was after Paul Merson called the Frenchman Sam Maximus by mistake on Soccer Saturday (via The Chronicle).

The 23-year-old also changed his Twitter profile name to Sam Maximus, and the Sky Sports pundit later apologised to Saint-Maximin.

This led to a huge reaction from many Toon fans who found this hilarious.

Outrageous!”

@ToonMouthTyne

Hahhahahahhahaha my winger”

@Abra_Dubravka

Hahaha unreal from you Allan today Well played”

@ConnorNUFC_

Were you impressed with Saint-Maximin's performance?

Yes, he was brilliant

Yes, he was brilliant

No, he wasn't that good

No, he wasn't that good

Saint-Maximin was brilliant during Newcastle’s 3-2 win over Southampton as he set up two goals and turned in a performance that earned him a 8.97 rating.

The Frenchman has missed a large chunk of the season for Newcastle, but he made a big impact here, and his role in the first goal for Willock was particularly impressive as he picked up a long ball from Fabian Schar (0:05) and then raced into the box and squared the ball for Willock to tap home.

However, it was this Twitter name update from Saint-Maximin that got these Toon fans talking.

Class”

@DANGERUS_DAVEY

love it, wicked sense of humour”

@Paul_Usher1

Love this man’s banter!”

@SaizydNUFC

Last season, Saint-Maximin was Newcastle’s best player in the league with a 7.29 rating, and despite missing a lot of games this season, he is still the Toon’s second-best player.

So, he is clearly crucial for the Toon, and it is good that they have him back and it’s nice to see that he’s managed to keep up a good sense of humour despite his recent illness.