A number of Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to respond after Adam Armstrong posted a classy statement on social media after completing his move away from St James' Park this summer.
Armstrong has been one of the few academy graduates who has seemingly threatened to break into the Magpies first-team on a regular basis in the last few years, having impressed on a couple of loan spells with Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers.
Unfortunately, he had not quite managed to take his chance when given an opportunity for Newcastle's senior side over the years, so it would not have been the greatest surprise when it was announced that he has returned to Blackburn on a permanent basis this summer.
Armstrong spent more than a decade on Newcastle's books, so it is also unsurprising that he decided to post a heartfelt statement on social media where he insisted that he will continue to support the Magpies and outlined how much of an honour it was to play for the club.
It is a classy gesture from the youngster, and several members of the Toon Army have responded in a similarly admirable way. All of the supporters appear to have wished Armstrong well at his new club, while many have expressed a sense of regret that he has been let go.
There are plenty of fans who feel that the striker was not given enough of a chance to prove that he could be a success at Newcastle, and they are hoping that he goes on to prove that the Magpies were hasty in letting him go.
Here is Armstrong's message on Twitter as well as some of the responses from the Newcastle fans...
Nothing but the very best of luck mate, and look forward to following you banging the goals in for @Rovers— Gary Cumpson (@Gazcumps) August 6, 2018
You'll always be one of our own. Get that great club out of the championship all best x— Tom HadwinNUFC (@TomHadwin3) August 6, 2018
You’re a legend mate and we’ll always love ya!— Newcastle United (@Newcastle_FC) August 6, 2018
Good Luck Arma.....mayve one day we'll see you again.— Burnsie ⚽ NUFC ️⚽ (@BenArfaChance) August 6, 2018
All the best young man. I don’t think you were ever given a fair chance at #nufc, not when I’ve seen some of the players brought in perm and on loan whilst you’ve patiently waited for a chance and never grumbled. You go out there and prove folk wrong, onwards and upwards.— John (@baldy_john) August 6, 2018
Best of luck, Arma. Whether you come back to the Prem one day or not, we'll always be proud that you're a product of our amazing club. Best of luck at Ewood.— Sessions Newcastle (@SessionsNCL) August 6, 2018
Wish you the best of luck in your future gutted you didnt get the chance you deserve at Newcastle blackburn have got a cracking player— Kev (@K3v1n2017) August 6, 2018
Gutted you didn't get a longer chance but fantastic words there! All the best with Blackburn hope you smash the goals in.— Danny Willatt (@D_W_10) August 6, 2018
You weren’t givin a fair bite at the cherry here. You could have been a legend but instead they are happy to farm you off. Blackburn have got a right bargain with you. Good luck in all you do their @AdamArma9— andy haswell (@HaswellAsh) August 6, 2018
I hope in future you'd eventually end up at #NUFC again, your talent will define that but all of the best at Rovers. Howay Lad.— Darryl (@djibomadyaka) August 6, 2018
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