Newcastle United fans less than happy following Townsend’s debut for Crystal Palace.
Townsend had joined Newcastle from Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window of last season and while the winger was ultimately unable to save the club from relegation, his fine performances were appreciated by the Magpies’ faithful.
As a result, the Newcastle fans were desperate to see Townsend stay put at St. James’ Park this summer but the winger was not as keen and decided to join Premier League side Crystal Palace after the Eagles activated his £13 million release clause this summer.
Newcastle fans certainly felt a sense of betrayal following Townsend’s lack of desire to stay put at the club and the England international is certainly not the most popular man in Tyneside at the moment.
Townsend recently made his debut for Palace during their pre-season tour of the United States of America by featuring in the 0-0 draw against Philadelphia Union in Cincinnati and the 24-year-old put in a decent performance during the encounter.
Following the game, the winger took to social media website, Twitter, to express his happiness at being able to make his debut for Palace.
Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) July 14, 2016
A host of Newcastle United fans decided to respond to Townsend’s message and many of them slammed the former Tottenham star.
@andros_townsend when we get promoted next season You'll realise you've made a massive mistake, could of been a toon great but money talks— Glenn Essex (@Glennaveli) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend who is your next team if CP get relegated?— Simon Cowburn (@Simas33) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend Nob! Football is a job to you which saddens me.— Burnip (@TurnipBurnip) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend Thought that you had some pride and passion- but ya signed for Palace! Newcastle would have been better for ya.— Lawrence Prestidge (@LPrestidge7) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend don't know what u doing there... Should have stayed with NUFC!— Andreas B. (@AndreasAsB) July 15, 2016
@andros_townsend would love it when palace go down this season greedy and no loyalty that how your always be remembered— daniel langley (@DanielDanlang83) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend traitor— Paul Hill (@biggsbond14) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend be looking to jump ship again next summer when palace get relegated— Kevin Gallagher (@kevgalla_85) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend would rather be part of a project under rafa and help get Newcastle where they belong than mid table at palace at best— Richie_G (@RichardGibson05) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend there is something called loyalty in life, shame you have none... See you when we cross over!— David William Tasker (@DavidWilliamTa1) July 14, 2016
@andros_townsend couldn't have been that good you drew 0-0 all we asked for was one season andros.there aren't even any championships nxt yr— Michael Quinn (@quinny1972) July 14, 2016
Should Townsend have stayed put at Newcastle United?