For the trip home from London last night, Steve Bruce let the players decide to opt out of the team flight home. The flight to the match apparently had a lot of turbulence, so the head coach left the decision with each player on their mode of transportation home.
Four Magpies decided to take a train while the rest took the chartered flight back to Newcastle. Those four were Allan Saint-Maximin, Nabil Bentaleb, Christian Atsu, and Danny Rose.
During the trip back, there was some sort of confrontation with a fan that was captured on a phone and posted to social media.
The Chronicle have published one of the two videos of the incident. It is not clear what lead to the situation, or if there even was much of a situation.
Though the video posted shows a fan being asked to leave the carriage that carried the four players.
Newcastle are standing by the quartet who they feel did not react inappropriately under the circumstances.
The Chronicle are reporting that fans asked the players for pictures, some of which were granted and posted on social media. However, one fan expressed his disappointment with the performance while confronting the players.
This is likely a very minor incident that has been inflamed by social media and now hit the national headlines who are, unfortunately, sensationalizing it.
We are glad that Newcastle are standing by the four players, three of which are new signings this season.