Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles signed a new long term contract with the club yesterday.
Although his decision to commit his future to the club has pleased the Newcastle fans, his comments on the club owner Mike Ashley did not go down to well.
Lascelles claimed that Ashley is a nice guy and urged everyone to stop with the negativity and unite in this period of crisis.
Newcastle are yet to win a Premier League game this season.
The Newcastle defender met Ashley last month when the owner arranged for a meal with the players and the manager.
Ashley has been severely criticised over the years for the way he has run the club. His failure to back the manager in the transfer market this summer has infuriated the fans as well.
The unhappy Newcastle fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Lascelles’ comments.
Here are some of the best reactions.
Lascelles before pay rise: “I don’t know what’s holding him (Ashley) back. He should be giving him (Rafa) everything he wants.”
Lascelles after pay rise: “He’s actually a nice guy. We need unity and I hope the fans can focus more on positivity than negativity.” #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 1, 2018
He’s the quickest sellout in history
— Kevin Wright (@kwtoonarmy) November 1, 2018
He’ll be away at the first sniff of a better club anyway
— Steve (@stevie7fc) November 1, 2018
I wonder why he likes ‘nice guy Mike’? pic.twitter.com/YCQuQX8hS8
— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) November 1, 2018
Well he’s not exactly gonna say Ashley is a c**t and the fans should keep protesting against him… He ain’t gonna bite the hand that feeds him pic.twitter.com/xQQuJVUr7V
— Main Stand Saint ?? (@Carslaw98) November 1, 2018
So transparent it’s unbelievable. Gerraway man Jamal lad youve just signed a contract with a release clause innit.
— TeemuAku (@AkuTeemu) November 1, 2018
Amazing what a free lasagna & the promise of a holiday will do to People!
— Martin Mclocklan (@oldfaithful73) November 1, 2018
Money talks,has never been so evident here.
— Martin Williams (@Nitramantra) November 1, 2018