Newcastle’s keeper Tim Krul has come in for some real abuse on Twitter.
The Magpies’ stopper was spotted congratulating Jermaine Defoe on his wonderstrike in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Which would have been fine, had Newcastle not slumped to a 1-0 defeat to their bitter arch enemies from down the coast.
Here’s Krul giving Defoe some warm plaudits…
And here’s Twitter not being quite so kind to Tim Krul…
Newcastle fans will love seeing Tim Krul laughing in the tunnel and congratulating Defoe. pic.twitter.com/NrZKZa6O6Z
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) April 5, 2015
Krul grinning and shaking Defoe’s hand in the tunnel… Yeh you can go in the summer #nufc
— Pete Donell (@PabloPedroPete) April 5, 2015
Krul congratulating Defoe on goal. This is a fucking Derby and your 1 down. Sort it out
— DareToAyoze (@DareToAyoze) April 5, 2015
— Ryan (@Ryan_Rosee) April 5, 2015
Some folk wee thankfully a bit more merciful. Not sure they’re Geordies mind…
Sad that Tim Krul is getting stick for congratulating an opponent. Are players not allowed to be nice to each other? Total over reaction.
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) April 5, 2015
Jesus, Krul has to defend himself now?!
— Chris Boden (@bodenknights) April 5, 2015
(H/T Sky Sports)