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Steve Bruce thanks social media for return of his dog after taking it to fireworks display

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There was one big question on the lips of Newcastle fans after Steve Bruce did his pre-Arsenal media stuff.

No, it wasn’t which players will or won’t be making the starting eleven on Sunday.

Instead, the big question was what on earth was Steve Bruce doing, when he took his dog to a fireworks display!

With all Premier League clubs and various organisations (including The Mag) set to boycott social media from 3pm today, until Tuesday, the NUFC Head Coach was talking about the issues.

All kinds of abuse the norm on the likes of Twitter and Facebook, with those companies doing little or nothing to prevent this often anonymous and unacceptable behaviour.

Steve Bruce though then did point out the benefits social media can have, as he says it helped him get his dog back after it had been taken to a fireworks display and (not surprisingly!) ran off.

Steve Bruce talking to Sky Sports:

“I’m all for the boycott because we should all be accountable for what we write.

“People shouldn’t be allowed to write these things.

“I continually worry about young, vulnerable people and the affect it has on them.

“I was talking with my son about abuse a referee was getting and he said ‘Dad, it’s nothing compared to what you get.’

“I looked and was like ‘wow’.

“But on the flip side, social media got me my dog back after it ran away from a firework display.”

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