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Rio Ferdinand: Newcastle United fans on Twitter slate BT Sport pundit after Man Utd verdict

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BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand may well have invoked the ire of United supporters during his defence of Mike Ashley in 2019, so his comments lamenting the state of former club following their loss to last night were always going to be of interest to the Army. 

https://twitter.com/rioferdy5/status/1220119378072686592

Posting a video of the retired England defender slating what’s happened to his former charges under the current regime, plenty of Magpies replied suggesting he was being hypocritical after previously suggested should ‘say thank you’ to Ashley for employing Rafa Benitez in the first place.

After all, this is a man who told fans ‘they’ve got to aim to be a Bournemouth’ during BT’s coverage of their game against in 2019 (via talkSPORT) and then seemed to mock them on Twitter by saying the club was ‘turning a profit, no debt and oh, playing in the PL!’ a day later.

As you can imagine, following his words about his beloved Manchester United, plenty of fans duly reacted.

https://twitter.com/DickoNortheast/status/1220113149304721408

What did you make of Rio’s outburst? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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