Not just Coloccini... Newcastle fans slam Tiote's performance v Sunderland on Twitter

Cheick Tiote

The Newcastle United faithful weren't overly impressed by the 29-year-old against Sunderland.

Sunday brought yet another Wear-Tyne derby to forget for Newcastle United fans. They must now be expecting a defeat every time they face Sunderland.

It could all have been quite different, of course, had the Magpies capitalised on some of their early possession. At one stage, the away side had fashioned eight attempts at goal compared to just one for Sunderland.

But it yielded nothing and, on the stroke of half-time, Captain Disaster Fabricio Coloccini decided to barge Steven Fletcher rather unnecessarily inside his own penalty area.

The Argentine was duly sent off and a spot-kick awarded. Both decisions have since been heavily disputed but there has been a consensus that the 33-year-old should never have been in that position in the first place. What was he doing?

He wasn't the only man Newcastle fans blamed after the Sunderland thrashing, however. Steve McClaren naturally came into the firing line and so did one of the midfielders he bizarrely started.

Indeed, Cheick Tiote had only played 45 minutes this season prior to facing the Black Cats. It was a half that saw him booked and then substituted. Against Sunderland, he was... booked and then substituted.

Here's how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to Tiote's poor display!

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