Date: 30th April 2021 at 1:15pm
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A lot of fans have flocked to a post from Keith Downie in which he has relayed comments made by Steve Bruce ahead of the Toon’s clash with Arsenal in the Premier League

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Starting with a relatively recent player. Who is this?

Bruce was asked about the social media blackout from various sporting bodies that is taking place over the weekend in protest of online abuse.

The Toon’s manager claimed that he looked at the abuse he has received and thought, “wow”, before claiming that social media helped him get his dog back after it “ran away from a firework display.”

However, these Toon fans are annoyed with Bruce’s comments about the abuse because they think he is trying to play the victim.

That’s how thick the bloke is. Who in their right mind thinks it’s a good idea to take the family pet along to a fireworks display?”

@Anth1977

Awww poor Steve, always worse off. Keyboard warriors we all are.”

@FrankieeD9

Anyone else find it REALLY weird that Bruce shows him it and constantly tells him how much “abuse” he’s getting. There’s just a weird complex to this and I can’t put my finger on it. If he’s not on there and made that choice why is his son showing him these things? Strange”

@NUFCJL

Have these comments annoyed you?

Yes, Bruce is trying to make it all about him

Yes, Bruce is trying to make it all about him

No, he is just having some fun

No, he is just having some fun

The personal attacks on Bruce are certainly uncalled for and, in our opinion, should be classed as abuse; however, after leading his side to just two wins in 21 games, we think that Toon fans had the right to criticise their manager.

This post continued to in Newcastle fans who had their say.

He gets more criticism than abuse, but he also attracts it by calling out the fans,”

@biggeordie77

He gets the abuse because he doesn’t do the right thing and walk away. He’s a puppet for Ashley we’re not stupid Keith”

@KJ_Jackson1

what a baffling, baffling man”

@rad_nauseam

“Here we go again…….those nasty Newcastle fans (as a whole) dragging our excellent fanbase through the mud!”

@Lee18_92Johnson

It is good to see that Bruce supports the blackout, but it is clear that these comments have annoyed these Toon fans.

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