Rafa Benitez has sent a message to those who have been overly critical of him and his Newcastle United players following a dip in form in recent weeks, restating the importance of everyone sticking together to keep us in the Premier League – claiming it is too easy for fans to criticise sometimes.
The gaffer was speaking at the annual NUFC foundation event last night, and said the following in a speech alongside host Gabby Logan, admitting that it is ‘easy’ for anyone to criticise the players or himself, despite having no idea just how hard they are all working behind the scenes.
Here’s his message to some of the frustrated NUFC fans, captured by The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas at the event last night:
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) November 7, 2017
For the record, it was later explained that Rafa was more making reference to those who have sent abuse to his players following consecutive 1-0 defeats over the last week, with Benitez pleading with fans to realise the importance of us all sticking together this season.
A firm but fair message from Rafa, who only wants the best for the club. As frustrating s football and life as an NUFC can sometimes be, what good does it do booing the players or being overly critical on social media?
Critiquing a performance is fair and a part of football, but abuse is counter productive.