'Transfer listed', 'Get a grip' - Newcastle fans slam fringe figure after snide Twitter attack
Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to slam fringe striker Ivan Toney for his snide attack on the club after they failed to wish him a happy birthday.
The 22-year-old, who joined up with League One outfit Scunthorpe United in the January transfer window after cancelling his loan at Wigan Athletic, celebrated his birthday on Friday.
However, he was left annoyed by the lack of birthday wishes from his parent club, with his loan side taking to Twitter to mark the occasion, and he turned to the social media site to launch a sarcastic remark towards the Magpies.
On his personal Twitter account, he said: “At least one club wished me a happy birthday.”
At least one club wished me a happy birthday. ???????????????? https://t.co/UVHpJ4YFRf
— Ivan Toney (@ivantoney24) March 16, 2018
However, the Toon Army were left less than impressed by the youngsters antics, slamming him on Twitter and telling him to grow up for what they deemed to be a petty incident.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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Wow!!! Pick your dummy up!! Might have to kick off as my employer didn’t say happy birthday to me on social media!! ????????
— Paul Armstrong (@Armstrong1986P) March 16, 2018
— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) March 16, 2018
Haven’t even started for us yet lad????
— Dom (@DomP3arson) March 16, 2018
BREAKING: Ivan Toney transfer listed by @NUFC
— John Firby (@jc_firby) March 16, 2018
@ivantoney24 remember your the employee stop doing sly digs⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️
— Liam Parkinson (@liamparkinson32) March 16, 2018
Who do you think you are, Yaya Toure?
— Martin ◼️◻️◼️◻️ (@MartinJS27) March 16, 2018
Get a grip.
— Reece Barnes ™ (@OfficialRBarnes) March 16, 2018
They probably forgot you existed, just like our fans have. You are 22 grow up
— Michael Middleton (@MichaelMidd90) March 16, 2018
Toney has made just four appearances for the senior side at Newcastle since joining from Northampton Town, and has spent much of his time out on loan.
His spell with Scunthorpe has seen him score three goals in eight appearances, after netting six in 28 for Wigan.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, the Magpies are eyeing up a profit from one outcast this summer.