NUFC fan makes embarrassing Rafa Benitez accusations in shocking radio rant – Listen here

In an astonishing rant live on talkSPORT, a Newcastle United fan has called Rafa Benitez a ‘fraud’ – claiming he just said what supporters wanted to hear and ended up ‘poisoning’ the club.

Here’s what Newcastle United fan ‘Matt’ had to say during his call in to talkSPORT Drive last night:

“I think Rafa Benitez has been frauding us Newcastle fans for the last two seasons,”

“I am totally on the flip side of everything that is going on. I think the fans should back the players, back Steve Bruce and I think Rafa ha been mugging us off for the last two seasons.

“He has played on the fans singing ‘Rafa this, Rafa that’, he would have left us at any time for a top six or a top European club.

“He had no intention of staying beyond three years at the club. He has had a microphone all season and he has just said what we wanted to hear.

“He has poisoned Newcastle against Newcastle.”

Don’t get me wrong, it is time we put Rafa Benitez in the past and focused on Steve Bruce (not that we don’t have a right to be frustrated that he’s Rafa’s replacement!), but I couldn’t disagree more with 99% of what this caller has had to say here.

There was times during Rafa’s reign where some we didn’t play the most attractive football, with some not liking his ‘defensive’ and pragmatic style, however it’s quite extraordinary to suggest he was bad for the club and was never committed to the cause.

This is a man that agreed to swap the Bernabeu for Burton away following our relegation, a move that didn’t see him stay for money, glory or fame but instead for the good of the club and us fans.

He had several chances to walk away, both from offers abroad or from the total lack of respect he was shown by Mike Ashley, yet he still saw out the remainder of his contract and always wanted to stay.

The Spaniard’s move to China did surprise me, but there is only one man to blame for the situation we now find ourselves in – and his name is Mike Ashley.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

7 thoughts on “NUFC fan makes embarrassing Rafa Benitez accusations in shocking radio rant – Listen here

  1. I think the caller made some valid points and to a large degree Rafa did play the press and the fans. Yes he has had great success in his career but let’s not forget he was unemployed when he joined us and refused to sign any type of contract extension and is now counting his money in a Micky Mouse league…


  2. Three years won Championship and kept us in the premiership whilst making a profit, Rafa is his own man and was respected by the fans for what he done under the FCB who does not deserve the fan base he has going. Yes Rafa moved on as he was sick of Ashley’s lies and would not give into them anymore!!! We have lost the best manager in years because of the FCB ASHLEY OUT!!!!
    DENIS WISE IN DISGUISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR NOT A GEORDIE OR A MAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. The real world AGREES with what was said about Rafa, Pleased people like davep will boycott don’t need people like him, plane to see he’s not a true supporter.


  4. There is no way this is a Newcastle fan, this is a PR stunt by one of Ashley’s paid employees,
    They are often on the NUFC fanzine sites.
    When are TalkSPORT, Sky etc going to wake up and start telling the truth about Ashley’s running of NUFC, do some real journalism, the business world is finally waking up to his lies and PR stunts, time for the sporting world to as well.
    For this to be played out on the anniversary of the passing of sir Bobby, says it all about Ashley.


  5. Well Tom i hope you enjoy more joy and happiness under the fcb’s ownership if you think anything is going to change whilst he’s here your supporting Ashley and not the team we need to force his hand with boycott of a televised game! ashleyoot


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