Newcastle United's latest marketing attempt on Twitter results in somewhat inevitable abuse 5 years ago

Newcastle United's latest marketing attempt on Twitter results in somewhat inevitable abuse

They set themselves up for this one, and the fans took full advantage...

There is a sense that Newcastle United's owners are happy enough with the team remaining in mid-table safety. They are too good to go down, but they seem unwilling to spend the money required to push the team into top four contention and even the Cups don't seem that much of an interest, with a fairly weakened side bowing out of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Only Loic Remy, on loan, arrived in the summer and, understandably, fans are unhappy at this state of affairs. So, when the club's official Twitter account tweeted out this message today, supporters piled in.

NUFC tweet

While the first reply might be the funniest, the others are pretty good too.

Thanks to the Times' George Caulkin for the above screen grab