The Magpies faithful were furious with the midfielder after their fifth straight Tyne-Wear derby defeat.
Before the international break, Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko explained why he wanted very badly to beat Sunderland as captain of his side.
On the day of the game itself, so eager was Sissoko to impress, he took a selfie with team-mates at the Stadium of Light and tweeted his eagerness to make the Newcastle fans proud.
But, when the match came, nothing. The Frenchman disappeared. There was no spirit, no character and no leadership on show as Newcastle lost to Sunderland for a fifth straight time.
The passion all the way from the top of the club right down to the dressing room is non-existent - and it is alienating fans furthermore.
It's no wonder they were furious with Sissoko and co on Twitter after the defeat. There was little anyone could have done about the Jermain Defoe wonderstrike that won the derby for the Black Cats. But what about the rest of the game?
To say Newcastle didn't turn up is an understatement and that very much applied to their 25-year-old skipper for the day. The worst thing, however: was anyone really expecting any different under John Carver?
Here's what supporters made of Sissoko's performance v Sunderland on Twitter, with the Frenchman taking a lot of the flak for another heartless and, indeed, what many called 'gutless' display...
How on earth is Sissoko captaining this team? He only puts a shift in against teams he’d like to sign for. #nufc— Liam McKinnon (@liammckinnon) April 5, 2015
Imagine thinking it’s a good idea to make an absolute coward like Moussa Sissoko the captain for a derby… #NUFC— Chris (@Chris_Hewitson) April 5, 2015