A lot of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to react to an interview with their former manager, Rafa Benitez.
Newcastle fell to Brighton & Hove Albion in a lacklustre 3-0 defeat on the south coast which saw the Seagulls pull four points clear of Steve Bruce’s 17th-placed side.
Spaniard Benitez was in charge of Newcastle for three years but was replaced by Steve Bruce after not renewing his contract with the Tyneside club.
The mood of the Toon Army was not improved after Benitez sent a message to the fanbase via an interview with the Daily Mail, a snippet of which was recently shared online by journalist Rob Draper.
Benitez said: “Some pundits say: ‘Oh, they [fans] ask for too much.’ No, they deserve something. I wish them all the best and I want them to stay up.”
In response, many took to Twitter to voice their admiration for their former manager, who is currently without a job.
“Nowt like rubbing salt in the wounds mind #NUFC”
“Only just stopped crying after the game. Thanks for this Rob.”
“As a Newcastle fan, I really didn’t need to read this tonight”
“Best manager we have had since Sir Bobby.”
“Heartbreaking, Rafa sat at home, would love to be back with us but Ashley”
“I’m not crying, you are”