Antonio Barreca has not been seen in a Newcastle United shirt since making his debut for the club in the final stages of their Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on February 2.
Barreca joined the Magpies on loan from Monaco during the January transfer window.
He played four minutes of his team’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham at the start of last month, but has not even made the bench for Newcastle’s last six Premier League matches.
Earlier this month, the English club’s fans had a negative reaction to a tweet mentioning the defender and it would be fair to say that things have not improved.
It was actually the Italian’s birthday on Monday.
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As expected, Newcastle’s official Twitter account was on hand to wish Barreca a happy 24th birthday, but the response from the club’s supporters was not too positive indeed.
A selection of the reaction can be seen below:
— Yee Old Toon #24 (@TheOptimisticG) March 18, 2019
What a great player who keeps putting in consistently impressive displays week in week out, happy birthday
— Aaron Wood (@aaron_wood91) March 18, 2019
Been a great signing
— Joe Halliday (@halliday_9) March 18, 2019
We should definitely sign him up.
— The Geordie Boot Boy #NUFC (@BootGeordie) March 18, 2019
— Alex Dwyer (@Alexdwyer123) March 18, 2019
Congrats on the ten minutes you’ll ever play for our club
— Cam (@Lascellxs) March 18, 2019
— David (@DavidColpitts) March 18, 2019
Player of the season
— Chris Robertson (@rubaz66) March 18, 2019