Steve Bruce has once again hit out at Newcastle supporters, responding the ‘keyboard warriors’ who constantly criticise his decision-making.
In a scathing outburst, the manager insists that he never reads the criticism and think most of it is “nonsense”, but believes the majority of fans are behind him.
It’s not the first time Bruce has hit out at NUFC fans. Earlier this month, he said in an interview that he found it ‘insulting’ that some fans dared to call him ‘lucky’, saying he’d been in the game too long for his tactics to be questioned.
Here’s what he had to say about the ‘keyboard warriors’ in full;
“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion. I don’t often agree with them but I can’t get myself worked up into a frenzy because of the keyboard warriors, that’s for sure.
“I never, ever read [it]. I hear now and again but, as I’ve said, with management, everybody’s got a platform, everybody’s got an opinion – keyboard warriors or whatever you call them.
“Are they the majority of supporters? I doubt it. The job’s difficult enough without having to worry about all that nonsense.’
“The vast majority of people, to be fair, are hugely respectful and behind me – and I genuinely think that.
“In the 15 months, I haven’t had one person who has come up and had a pop or whatever.
“Everybody’s got their opinion on what we have to do and what we have to be, but I’ll just keep plodding away and see what we can achieve.”
I do think that the criticism Bruce gets at times can be harsh, but he should never hit out at the fans that support his team no matter the circumstances.
Fans are entitled to complain – especially when performances aren’t good enough and we look lost.
He’s been a manager for over 20 years, so I do find it strange that he’s finding it so hard when dealing with a bit of backlash.