Newcastle fans are not happy with Rio Ferdinand’s comments on Mike Ashley and the club

Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger after Rio Ferdinand put his foot in his mouth regarding the current situation at the club involving Mike Ashley and transfers.

The Magpies’ owner has rarely backed boss Rafa Benitez throughout the Spaniard’s time on Tyneside, with his only significant spending spree coming after relegation, when the club managed to offload Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend for big fees.

Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, Ferdinand stated that he thinks the Newcastle fans should thank Ashley for getting Benitez in as manager, and for splashing ‘his own money’ to get the club back into the Premier League, despite receiving a huge windfall through parachute payments and the aforementioned player sales.

It was a comment which has sparked fury on Tyneside, as we all know that Newcastle fans despise Ashley anyway, let alone after being told that they should be thanking him.

Ferdinand even described them as a yo-yo club, which simply isn’t true. Perhaps it has something to do with Ferdinand’s association with Sports Direct, owned by Ashley…