Newcastle cult hero with amusing Tweet to former club on brink of liquidation

Parma fans at Ennio Tardini

Colombian striker Faustino Asprilla is devastated by the going ons at former club Parma.

There is no doubt that Colombian striker Faustino Asprilla made an impact on English football during his two years at Newcastle United - and not always for the right reasons.

He scored just eight Premier League goals during his three seasons with the club between 1995 and 1998 - and in fact became much more famous for some of his antics off of the pitch.

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Asprilla infamously adopted something of a playboy lifestyle and lived a party existence during his time on Tyneside - often going AWOL from the city and club for days on end.

Despite all this, his fiery temper and big-game mentality made him a cult hero in the North East - not to mention his fantastic European record of nine goals in 11 games.

But it was not just at Newcastle that Asprilla had a lasting legacy. He was also a hero at Italian side Parma. The Colombian played for Parma for five years over the course of two separate spells with the Gialloblu.

Of course Parma have had several big name players over the years. Hernan Crespo, Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon ... the list goes on and on.

But those days are dead and gone. The club now have mounting financial problems and according to reports yesterday are on the brink of extinction.

A report in Football Italia reports that the club could be going bankrupt in March, amid reports yesterday that the club had dissolved.

They had their weekend game postponed as Parma could not afford to pay the costs of staging the game. They are also bottom of Serie A and it seems the writing is on the wall for the financially crippled side.

For Asprilla, that is devastating news. He took to Twitter last night to post this Tweet, which translated reads "I’ll always be grateful to Parma and for what they did for me because they managed to get Colombians up early on a Sunday."

Here's hoping for a miracle for Parma's future.

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