Newcastle United fans are not happy with Ayoze Perez for his goal celebration, which appears to have become his trademark now.
Perez has had to deal with some criticism from the St. James’ Park crowd this season, after struggling to score in the opening weeks of the campaign.
However, Perez has seemingly hit back at his critics when scoring, by putting his fingers in his ears.
The Newcastle striker netted his side’s third goal in their match against Cardiff City on Saturday.
But not all Newcastle supporters were best pleased with the way that Perez responded after hitting the back of the net.
I think Perez should drop his fingers in ears celebration. Insulting your own fans is not a good idea #NUFC— martin gribbon (@magri21) January 20, 2019
Totally agreed, your don't troll your own fans.— Mark Scott (@Throptoon) January 20, 2019
Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s a player in there and he’s scored some massive goals for us. I think it’s just a bit classless doing an arrogant celebration like that— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) January 19, 2019
I wouldn’t do this myself, but that celebration does annoy me. It’s as if he wont accept the majority of his performances this season haven’t been good enough. Just my opinion ofcorse— Marc Patterson (@MarcPatterson89) January 20, 2019
He’s no right to offend a player but Perez needs to grow up as well. The whole “ I’m getting criticised “ was pretty fair as his stats for a forward are awful. Rondon gets injured I can see Perez needing to up his game .— Rob Turnbull (@ITINTERACT2) January 20, 2019
Good job Perez doesn't score very often - cos his "finger in the ears" thing is getting a bit shabby now #nufc— United111 (@utd_111) January 20, 2019
Perez now has two goals in his last two appearances, and Rafael Benitez will be hoping that he is starting to hit form.
Newcastle have lacked a prolific scorer this season, so if Perez can start getting among the goals it would be a major boost.
Newcastle are next in action on Saturday when they take on Watford at St. James’ Park.
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