What Steve Bruce said about Newcastle United fans back in 2010

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United  at Hillsborough Stadium on March 04, 2019 in...

Newcastle United are said to be close to appointing Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United  at Hillsborough Stadium on March 04, 2019 in...

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce may have some making up to do with Newcastle United fans if he takes the job, after what he said about them in 2010.

Bruce was in charge at Sunderland at the time, and he was the subject of some abusive chants from the Newcastle supporters during the Tyne-Wear derby.

The St. James’ Park crowd could be heard singing: “Oh what can it mean to a sad Mackem b*****d and a s**t football team.”

 

And the songs clearly riled Bruce, who suggested that Newcastle supporters lacked class.

“I was down the tunnel by then but I did hear about it,” he said to the Daily Star, after his Sunderland side were beaten 5-1 by Newcastle.

“It was probably typical of their etiquette. Hopefully, we can repeat the same dosage.’’

9th March 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, Derby County versus Sheffield Wednesday; Sheffield Wednesday Manager Steve Bruce in the team dug out before the kick...

Bruce’s comments were likely to have come in the heat of the moment, but they are set to give his doubters even more ammunition.

Newcastle fans are not pleased about the potential appointment of Bruce, as there is a feeling that he is a major downgrade on Rafael Benitez.

The Sun claim that Bruce’s appointment at Newcastle could be set to take place sooner rather than later though, with compensation all that is left to be agreed with current club Sheffield Wednesday.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa in action during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 03, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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