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It was another disappointing result for The Magpies as they continue to hover dangerously above the relegation zone.
Ahead of last night's Premier League clash at The Amex stadium, Bruce himself billed the game as a must-win fixture but ultimately, his side gave a lacklustre performance (and that's being kind) against their relegation rivals.
This is a new low for #NUFC this season. Almost feels like they're trying to keep the score down.
- Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) March 20, 2021
Brighton striker Leandro Trossard opened the scoring before goals from Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay sealed Newcastle's fate.
Indeed one fan group, Wor Flags, decided to display a number of banners in front of St James Park following their 3-0 defeat.
One of the flags read "COWARD" while another said "'YOU ARE NOT ONE OF US - LEAVE NOW'.
Steve Bruce: Accumulation of losses pic.twitter.com/imTqL1zvBI
- Wor Flags :flag_black::flag_white: (@worflags) March 20, 2021
In the wake of their latest defeat, many Newcastle fans voiced their displeasure at Saturday's dismal performance on social media as Steve Bruce's future at the club continues to be questioned.
Do they need to replace him sooner rather than later? Or should they put their faith in the 60-year-old?
Steve Bruce is the worst manager in the history of Newcastle United Football Club. #nufc
- NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) March 20, 2021
Newcastle's players have given up on Steve Bruce. He needs to go now for the good of the club. They went out & accepted defeat. They were let down by a hopeless game-plan, but the absence of effort screamed of a team desperate for a change of manager. NUFC have to recognise that.
- Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) March 20, 2021
Every toon fan watching Steve Bruce on the touchline pic.twitter.com/eUUe8RuwtB
- Dobby Solano (@DobbySolanoNUFC) March 20, 2021
When you realise Steve Bruce will still be in charge next season #NUFC pic.twitter.com/PMKTu9qSDC
- Scott Daley (@ScottDaley26) March 20, 2021
They've left it too late to hit the run of games that would have got them out of it. But it doesn't mean they shouldn't act now. This pitiful performance is the final straw.
Steve Bruce has to go. #nufc
- Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) March 20, 2021
Let us know your thoughts on Newcastle's current situation in the comments.
Featured Image Credit: Wor Flags/Twitter
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