Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has been quoted as saying by the club’s official Twitter page that Newcastle United fans deserve to be in the Premier League.
Newcastle are in grave danger of getting relegated from the top flight of English football at the end of the season.
Heading into Sunday’s final round of matches, the Magpies find themselves 17th in the Premier League table with 36 points from 37 games.
John Carver’s team will face West Ham United at St. James’ Park, while Hull City - who are two points behind them - will take on Manchester United at the KC Stadium.
Pardew, who left Newcastle for Premier League rivals Palace at the end of last year, seems sympathetic towards his former club’s supporters.
AP: Newcastle fans deserve to be in the Premier League. They just need to get over the line. I'm sure the stadium will be helping.— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) May 22, 2015
It is quite good of Pardew to speak so highly of the Newcastle fans, especially as he was not very popular with them.
There were protests against the 53-year-old at St. James’ Park last season when results and performances left much to be desired.
However, it seems that Pardew wishes the Newcastle fans well and thinks highly of them.