Newcastle fans go wild over Casillas tweet

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It might be one of Monday’s stranger footballing stories, but it would appear that Iker Casillas, Real Madrid legend and three time Champions League winner, is a secret Newcastle United fan. The former Spanish international goalkeeper, now with Portuguese giants FC Porto, took to Twitter on Monday to name his favourite club from some of the biggest leagues in world football, and raised more than a few eyebrows by suggesting that the Magpies were his number one English side. It’s fair to say that Geordies everywhere were more than a little puzzled by the revelation, but the majority of fans were just over the moon to have a bit of recognition from one of the greatest players of recent European football past. Delve a little deeper, however, and it probably shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that the 37-year-old is a secret Mag. Casillas was a youngster making his way into the professional game when the Toon Army were still one of the biggest sides in England, and they will have no doubt caught the eye with a number of title pushes and European adventures. Unlike some of their peers, however, the Manchester Uniteds and Liverpools of this world, they have fallen away in recent years, and that means two things – they’re probably quite an endearing prospect for a foreign player, and Casillas never had any kind of serious run in with them. All things considered though, this is still a bit of a mad one.

Nothing But Newcastle have gathered some of the best tweets below:

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