During the Premier League encounter at St. James’ Park, the former Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City forward made the following post on Twitter.
Looks like the Newcastle players have boycotted this game too ....— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) April 19, 2015
Marsh was referring to Newcastle fans boycotting the game at St. James’ Park to protest against club owner Mike Ashley and his reluctance to invest in the squad.
Although the official attendance was 47,427, the number of empty seats at the stadium suggested that the actual figure was far less than that.
The Newcastle fans inside the stadium would have expected the players to step up their game against Spurs, but they failed to do so.
Not only did John Carver’s side lose the match 3-1, but they also failed to provide an encouraging display.
Over the course of the 90 minutes, Newcastle had just 38% of the possession, took 11 shots of which only five were on target, and earned four corners.
The Magpies are currently 14th in the Premier League table with 35 points from 33 matches, just seven points above the relegation zone.