Has Florian Thauvin chosen the worst possible time to celebrate winning player of the month?

The Newcastle United summer signing might want to work on his PR a bit.

Florian Thauvin took to Twitter on Sunday night to thank fans for his player of the month award for October and celebrate the achievement itself.

But how much worse could his timing be?

Indeed, after Newcastle's 2-1 loss to Watford, Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson slammed Thauvin's 'awful' performance. And even more telling was the fact so many supporters seemed to agree with him.

Life for the 22-year-old hasn't exactly got off to the perfect start at St James' Park, then. Yet here Thauvin is posting a picture of himself, all smiles, in his infamous tuxedo, as though he's just scored a hat-trick.

Some fans were sarcastic in their response to the Newcastle summer signing and some were very blunt indeed. Even if Thauvin has the heart and commitment to turn things around for the Magpies, his timing needs to be a little better on Twitter.

Next up for Newcastle is a Capital One Cup clash against Sheffield Wednesday, before Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea. Are the 22-year-old and co ready to give their all during those trio of crunch clashes?

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