Newcastle United's relegation to the Championship was confirmed yesterday evening.
Sunderland’s win over Everton means that Newcastle are now an insurmountable four points behind their North East rivals, with just one game to play.
The Magpies’ have endured a torrid season, and Asprilla’s tweet summed up how avoidable he felt their relegation was.
Newcastle left Steve McClaren in charge for 28 matches, and their failure to part ways with the former England boss is arguably what cost them.
The Magpies turned to Rafael Benitez to save them from the drop, but it ended up being too little too late.
Benitez improved Newcastle, but he could not take them out of the bottom three.
The relegation comes as a devastating blow for the Tynesiders, and Gutierrez says that the club's supporters deserved more from their side.
It Is a sad day. The fans and The city deserved more. Once a geordie always a geordie. #NUFC— Jonas Gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) May 11, 2016
Newcastle last played in the Championship in the 2009/10 campaign, when they were able to comfortably win the league under the guidance of Chris Hughton.