Fans claim John Carver swore at them and offered to fight
John Carver was disciplined by the club for swearing at Newcastle fans down in Southampton earlier this season and allegedly offering to fight them.
Last night saw similar claims made by United supporters during the latest embarrassing performance by the Newcastle Head coach and his players.
As his team crumbled, it was clear from TV pictures that words were being exchanged between John Carver and a number of angry supporters.
The Telegraph reported that Newcastle supporter Allen O’Connell claimed John Carver pointed down the tunnel and mouthed ‘Outside, outside’, which the fan took to mean an offer to have a fight after the game.
Whilst the newspaper added that another United fan, Karen Choake, says that she heard Carver shout ‘Sit down you f****** C***’ to one supporter when he was getting stick from fans around the dugout in the Milburn Stand.
“Yes, I am getting stick from the crowd and I can take all that.
“I will take that on the chin and I will explain to people why I do things, I do not have a problem with that.
“If anybody wants to talk me about it, I will talk to them about it, but I won’t give up and I will fight to the end.”
Newcastle United have denied that there was any wrongdoing or that the Newcastle Head coach was aggressive in any way, with Carver claiming he had indicated to a fan to meet him afterwards so he could explain his tactical thinking…
John Carver has been the predictable disaster in the top job that most of us thought he would be.
Not only has it been a shambles on the pitch but off it, he has been even more embarrassing than Alan Pardew in terms of his willingness to say anythinbg that diverts criticism away from Mike Ashley.
I do though have a small amount of sympathy for him as he is totally out of his depth and should never have been put in this position.
You may think (quite rightfully in many ways) that Carver has made his bed and so must take the consequences but I could well see Mike Ashley potentially seizing this opportunity, if what the fans say is true and the club acts on them.
The Newcastle owner could make John Carver a scapegoat for this shambolic season, and possibly use his behaviour at both Southampton and yesterday (if shown to be proved) at St. James’ Park, to get out of the longer term security that the Head Coach has with his assistant manager contract which has a number of years to run.
He is a Newcastle supporter and passionate about the club but he has done his deal with the devil and may find out just how unwise that was in the days and weeks to come.
(When it came to the team’s display, Alan Shearer has slaughted their lack of commitment which you can read HERE.
Whilst Newcastle fans also spotted Moussa Sissoko and Massadio Haidara deserting their teammates by sneaking out of the ground as the United trailed to Swansea.)
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