Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has bizarrely immediate Newcastle and Sunderland supporters may very well be behind the criticism he has confronted on social media.
The earlier Magpies defender took in extra of as supervisor of his hometown membership within the summertime however has noticed his side battle so considerably this 12 months.
Boro get hold of by themselves within the Championship relegation zone and have acquired simply two of their opening 16 league on-line video games this time interval. As a consequence, stress is mounting on Woodgate to rework objects about and he has happen beneath some criticism – particularly on social media.
The 39-calendar year-outdated guided his side to a vital place away at QPR yesterday and he praised Boro’s travelling help for the backing they gave to him and his gamers.
However when praising the away help, he additionally created the suggestion that the social media criticism he has been given might properly be from Newcastle, Sunderland or Hartlepool supporters moonlighting as Boro lovers via nameless accounts.
“They had been unbelievable these days,” Woodgate knowledgeable Gazette Stay when questioned about Boro’s absent assist.
“We have now been having beat and so they ended up shouting my title. It truly is nice. It truly is excellent. They’ve bought to be with us and they’re with us, which is the encouraging level.
“The players usually are not buying booed, I’m not discovering booed. All proper, social media has the odd level, however you get on with that.
“These are the intense lovers. How are you aware who they’re on social media? They may very well be Newcastle admirers, Sunderland admirers, Hartlepool fans, we actually don’t know who they’re, will we? Keyboard warriors?
“These are the correct people. They appear down listed here to QPR to enjoy the recreation, then travel residence in the p*ssy rain supporting the team, clapping us off.”