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Joe Kinnear With A Newcastle Fan

Joe Kinnear's boss Mike Ashley won't be happy with this photo.

It was taken by Newcastle fan Mick Durnion outside St James' Park on Saturday evening, and shows his son Liam with the club's director of football.

A closer look at Liam's t-shirt spells out the words "Mike Ashley Out Campaign," a protest group set up by Toon fans to bring an end to Ashley's ownership of the Tyneside club.

It is the latest in a long line of gaffes from Kinnear, who remains an unpopular figure among the Toon faithful since his appointment back in June.

Earlier on Saturday, Kinnear had watched Newcastle's 3-2 defeat against Hull City alongside Ashley from the directors box.

In the matchday programme, the 66-year-old defended Newcastle's business in the summer transfer window, blaming inflated fees and agents demands for the failure to bring in another striker.

"I worked very hard on several targets and we made a number of bids for players, but for various reasons - some of which were outside the club's control - we were unable to secure our targets," Kinnear explained.

image: © @spidermicktoon

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