The BBC pundit has been discussing the Newcastle fans.
And Lawrenson told MOTD 2 on Sunday night: "What!? Try the other way around! The players need to get off their backsides. The fans have every right to be furious."
The modern game has seen plenty more player and club power creep into proceedings.
Owners these days are also heavily detached from the reality of football fans and, sadly, often don't have the first clue about actual football.
But Lawrenson is right. In the Premier League and, especially in Newcastle's case, supporter demands come first.
Why should fans give players an easy ride when it's obvious their manager is giving them the easiest one possible?
So many of the Magpies just haven't turned up this season - but fans have been paying good money each week to see that. They have every right to be angry and Newcastle's staff and players should be ashamed of themselves. The problem there, though, is that they really don't seem to care...