Photos: QPR and Newcastle fans both protest during Premier League clash

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Supporters of both Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United held up banners at Loftus Road.

QPR and Newcastle fans have suffered miserable seasons. The R's are going down - and the Magpies could yet be too.

It was no surprise, then, to see both sets of supporters hold up some sort of banner in protest during their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.

QPR beat Newcastle 2-1, piling on the hurt for the visitors and offering a rare glimpse of joy for the west London outfit.

Some of their fans, though, showed a sign reading 'mercenaries out.' Their frustrations have clearly been directed towards those at the club who earn big money and don't appear to show any loyalty towards the R's.

No specific names were mentioned - the banner wasn't big enough! But you could see the idea...

Some Newcastle fans, meanwhile, delivered their by now regular protest against owner Mike Ashley. This was again done by a small group of supporters - far from the mass boycott of the Spurs game a few weeks back.

Again, though, the message was clear.

The Magpies let a 1-0 lead slip at QPR and their fight against relegation will now go down to the wire.

Hull City look like favourites for the drop, of course, with Manchester United left to play, sitting two points behind Newcastle.

But a win for the Tigers could just send John Carver's men down. They were expected to beat an already-relegated QPR and failed once again. If they'll actually need to win, relegation could be a certainty.

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