Newcastle fans rip into Steve McClaren over baffling decision

Steve McClaren

Newcastle United lost 3-1 to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on head coach Steve McClaren’s decision to start Emmanuel Riviere on Saturday afternoon.

Riviere, who has been on the books of Newcastle since 2014, has been a fringe player for the Magpies so far this season.

It came as a massive surprise when the 26-year-old French striker was named in the Magpies’ starting lineup for the Premier League game against Bournemouth at home on Saturday afternoon.

The former France Under-21 striker did not last for the entire 90 minutes, as he was taken off by McClaren at half time.

During his time on the pitch at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon, Riviere took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 92%, created one chance, put in one cross, and made one block.

Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations at McClaren’s decision to start Riviere against Bournemouth.

Below are some of the best comments:

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