An Arsenal fan has had a taste of the Toon after shocking footage surfaced from Newcastle United’s 2-0 home defeat to the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s team put a dampener on the Magpies’ Champions League qualification dream, which some Newcastle fans took personally in the stands.
While many of the away fans packed into St James’ Park left elated, one particular Arsenal fan didn’t have too pleasant of an experience.
Disturbing footage has emerged of a suspected Gunner throwing punches into the Newcastle crowd, and getting hit and piled on in return.
The 43-second clip was posted to Twitter with the caption ‘This is how Newcastle fans dealt with an Arsenal fan in the home end yesterday’.
The video sees a number of fans fighting, and another few trying to break up the ruckus.
Emotional shouts and screams from surrounding spectators can be also heard over the footage.
Eagle-eyed viewers believe that the appalling incident occurred in the stadium's Family area, which Newcastle bills as “an enjoyable experience for parents and children attending together”.
The official NUFC website also says that the stand section usually “offers an atmosphere suitable for our youngest supporters with our family area.”
Football fans alike have been quick to call out both the Newcastle supporters and the alleged Arsenal fan involved in the incident.
One Twitter viewer wrote: “The bairns who witnessed this, an Arsenal supporter in the NUFC family stand, have been left traumatised. The Arsenal fan was a disgrace and throwing bottles around.”
Another Newcastle fan wrote: “This is not the norm for Newcastle fans, so don’t try to paint it as such. I’ve often had fans of opposition clubs sat near me, probably once a season in the past 30 years, and I’ve never seen any bother. Usually just a chat and a bit of teasing.”
A third agreed and said: “Newcastle is a unique away day for travelling fans, over 100 pubs within half hour of SJP. All fans welcome, there is always a minority of b******* who will spoil it for the majority!"
However, not everyone came to the defence of the black and white army, with one calling St James’ Park “the worst away ground in the Premier League.”
A second Twitter user said: “Well done to the 30 or so Newcastle fans it took to deal with the one bloke.”
Another called the fight “Small club behaviour!”