Newcastle United have quickly condemned what they call the shameful behavior of some of their fans last night, during the second half of the friendly at Darlington.
Newcastle fans last night – not good!
The trouble occurred after Sammy Ameobi had scored Newcastle’s second goal in the 55th minute, and the referee threatened to abdondon the game, before oder was finally restored.
It took Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to make a statement to try to calm the Newcastle fans down.
A statement from the club’s Managing Director, Derek Llambias, earlier today read:
“On behalf of everyone at Newcastle United, we wholly condemn the behavior of a number of our supporters who invaded the pitch during the second half of the club’s friendly against Darlington.”
“The club will be seeking to obtain footage of the disorder from Darlington and the police and will be taking the strongest possible action against those individuals responsible for the shameful behaviour.”
“This behaviour is not typical of the vast majority of our fans, however this incident gives a poor impression of Newcastle United and its loyal supporters.”
This does not give Newcastle United good press, obviously, and now it seems the club will study video of the invasion, in a determined attempt to find out who the perpetraters were.
The club will then take action, which could mean a lifetime ban for those supporters responsible for the trouble last night.
Newcastle finally won the game 2-0, and it was Ben Arfa’s first game in nine months, after recovering from his broken leg.
Newcastle fly off on Sunday to Kansas City, to start their three game American tour.