Barnsley winger Adam Hammill criticised on Twitter after show of petulance in Newcastle defeat

Barnsley's Adam Hammill celebrates with the man of the match trophy after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off Final

The former Wolves man reacted badly to being substituted in the Tykes defeat.

Barnsley's Adam Hammill celebrates with the man of the match trophy after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off FinalBarnsley's Adam Hammill 

Barnsley fans have taken to social media to condemn winger Adam Hammill after the winger was involved in an altercation with manager Paul Heckingbottom following his withdrawal in Tuesday night's defeat to Newcastle.

The 28-year-old was substituted shortly after the hosts went 2-0 down thanks to Dwight Gayle's second goal of the evening, and reports soon surfaced that the decision did not go down well with Hammill.

Paul Heckingbottom manager of BarnsleyPaul Heckingbottom manager of Barnsley

Tykes supporters on social media after the match were not pleased with the winger's reaction, with some calling for him to be dropped due to a combination of his subdued performances and poor attitude.

The winger posted an apology on Instagram after the match, but whether his remorse is enough for him to retain his place in the starting XI remains to be seen.

The altercation took attention away from what had been a battling display by the hosts, who were ultimately outdone by the firepower of Gayle, who now has 11 Championship goals this season.

Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring for NewcastleDwight Gayle celebrates scoring for Newcastle

The Tykes came close on occasions through Sam Morsy and Adam Jackson, but were left reflecting on their third league defeat in a row. In fact, since a fine start to the season which saw Barnsley in the play-offs, they have now picked up just one point from their last six league matches and have slipped to 14th.

There is no need for supporters to panic just yet, however, and the majority were content with the performance their side put in against the Magpies.

Barnsley's Adam Jackson and Newcastle United's Mohamed DiameBarnsley's Adam Jackson and Newcastle United's Mohamed Diame

Heckingbottom's side travel to the capital to face Brentford on Saturday looking to reverse their recent slide. Whether Hammill starts or takes his place on the bench, he now has work to do to win back the full support of the Oakwell faithful.

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