You can say what you like about Joe Kinnear (no really, you can) but his latest gaffe threatens to take the gloss off the Magpies’ 2-0 weekend win over Chelsea.
Apparently, the self-proclaimed talent spotter was so impressed with City’s Shane Ferguson in their Capital One Cup against Swansea last September – he rang the Birmingham bigwigs about signing the 22-year-old.
Trouble was Ferguson is on loan at Birmingham City. From Newcastle United. And the Blues’ bosses thought Joe was winding them up.
Twitter’s in meltdown. And so are the Geordie faithful.
Here’s some of the reaction from the Twitter machine to brighten your Monday afternoon.
BREAKING NEWS: Joe Kinnear caught cheating with his own wife!
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 4, 2013
@paddypower Joe Kinnear sent himself a Christmas card
— Peter McEvoy (@panomac) November 4, 2013
— David Gurka (@david_gurka) November 3, 2013
— Josh Butler (@JoshButlerJB91) November 2, 2013
@paddypower Joe Kinnear arrested for stealing his own car
— Scott Latimer (@scottyl151) November 4, 2013
Joe Kinnear is a journalists wet dream!
— Danny Mason (@maseunited) November 4, 2013
— Chris Hanlon (@Hanlon86) November 3, 2013