Date: 28th February 2021 at 1:05pm
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Plenty of Newcastle United fans have reacted to Steve Bruce’s recent comments, as he pointed the blame towards second-half substitute

Newcastle took the lead on the night through captain Jamaal Lascelles, as he headed home from a Ryan Fraser cross to put the Magpies ahead at ’ Park.

But they conceded 17 minutes from the full-time whistle as Portuguese international Ruben Neves headed home from close-range to see both teams share the spoils.

Newcastle are now sat 17th in the Premier League table, and are just four points clear of the relegation zone, as they head into their final 12 matches of this year’s league campaign.

However, the point earned wasn’t the talking point from Bruce in his post-match press conference, as he deflected blame for Wolves’ goal towards Matt Ritchie.

Bruce claimed that Ritchie was at fault for the goal, as he failed to deliver a message to his team-mates, which led to the visitors drawing level late on in the match.

Plenty of Newcastle United fans took to social media to react to Bruce’s criticism of Ritchie.

Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below…

“It’s never his fault. It’s always ‘unlucky with injuries’ despite them being a failing of his coaching/fitness staff.”

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“His alleged nice guy persona is swiftly receding.”

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“This is the supposed “Best - I’ve played under” according to Shelvey is it? The man’s unravelling before our eyes.”

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“A new low there, never takes blame!”

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“He’s spineless. Any good manager worth their salt would try to protect the players not hang them out to dry.”

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“Blames Ritchie for the confusion when he came on. But I’d bet my last pound that if Ritchie had gone on and scored/assisted the winner, Bruce would be taking the credit for that all day long. The guy is just embarrassing himself and the club he claims to love.”

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“It’s never his fault, and it never will be his fault. For such a “good man-manager”, he loves throwing his players under the bus.”

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“He never carries the can himself. Always looking to blame others for his failures.”

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“Always some player’s fault, never his, worst manager we’ve had and we’ve had some dross over the years.”

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