Online abuse has left NUFC star with ‘badly damaged’ confidence levels – Luke Edwards

Luke Edwards of The Telegraph claims that online abuse towards Jamal Lewis crushed his confidence after his early season struggles at St James’ Park.

Our £15m summer signing has had a difficult start to life on Tyneside, with many fans criticising him for his under par performances.

Lewis’ best moment in a Toon shirt came when he provided an assist for Wilson’s in last weekend’s big win over Everton, however that was followed by a mixed performance in our 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Edwards tweeted this about the youngster, also revealing that the defender had a battle with COVID too:

Lewis has been poor since his arrival and fans have every right to criticise players who don’t perform. However, criticism should never turn into abuse and we should always support the team – not doing so is actually counterproductive.

Hopefully recent signs of improvement are a glimpse of what’s to come and he can build on his best display in a Toon shirt to date.

Buying Lewis was always going to be a long-term solution rather than a quick fix. He has just turned 23, which means he could go on to pin down our left back slot for the next decade if he ends up coming good.

Let’s stay behind him and refrain from battering a young lads already fragile confidence levels!

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7 thoughts on “Online abuse has left NUFC star with ‘badly damaged’ confidence levels – Luke Edwards

  1. I agree.
    There is far too much abuse from fans towards certain players, and of course, the manager.
    Criticism is justified. Abuse is not.

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  2. His skill level is on par for SDFC. Sad that Bruce will further erode his confidence. Can’t understand why he wanted to come to a chaotic, unambitious club.

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  3. Come on Lewis, you are a cracking player and you are part of a caring and passionate club, all we as is for players to give 100% that’s it if you give it your best you will be loved for ever by the fans, good luck just play and work hard

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  4. Craig Robinson:
    Come on Lewis, you are a cracking player and you are part of a caring and passionate club, all we as is for players to give 100% that’s it if you give it your best you will be loved for ever by the fans, good luck just play and work hard

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  5. Leave the kid alone there are a lot more so called more experienced professionals who need to get their act together first he is learning

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