Newcastle star Kieran Trippier was involved in a heated row with his own fans after an unexpected defeat to Bournemouth.
The injury-hit Newcastle suffered a 2-0 defeat away from home against Bournemouth on Saturday night.
After the match, Trippier got involved in a heated exchange with fans, and he had to be pulled back by his team-mate Joelinton. Clips on social media showed Trippier saying to angry fans: “Are the lads not giving everything? How many injuries have we got?”
Trippier told Sky Sports: “The fans are emotional, they have travelled a long way.
“I had a chat with one of them, saying we are giving everything and there’s no need to panic.
“We got beat and we apologise for that result, but the lads are giving everything.”
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe also insisted that his players value their passionate fans.
“Kieran is fine. Emotions run high. We all feel a bit emotional after that from our perspective.”
He added: “We value all our away support, we value them greatly. We thank them for their support.”
Howe: It was a real off day for Newcastle
The injury-hit Magpies were without 11 players due to injury and suspension. After losing Callum Wilson against Dortmund last week, Miguel Almiron also got injured in the first half against Bournemouth.
“It was a game where we couldn’t be where we needed to be for it and it was a tough watch. We were unrecognisable today,” added Howe.
“It was a real off day. There are reasons, but I don’t want to sit here and make excuses. I want to support the players.”
Iraola: Bournemouth deserved this win
Bournemouth moved out of the bottom three in the table after securing their second win of the season.
Head coach Andoni Iraola said: “I think we really deserved this win. We played well and had good chances. Luckily we finished the job in the second half.
“Dom has been very good for us. On the ball and off the ball, he helps his team-mates. He missed chances in the first half, but cleared his mind and continued playing the same way.”