Newcastle United fans have been reacting to former player Ayoze Perez winning the FA Cup yesterday with Leicester City.
The Spaniard started for the Foxes at Wembley against Chelsea, helping the Foxes to the trophy for the first time in their history.
A Youri Tielemans strike was ultimately the difference between the two sides.
The Belgian’s fierce drive from distance was audacious, and is arguably one of the competition’s all-time great goals.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were able to hold out for the victory, and the praise was been plentiful for Leicester as a football club and the way they are run.
And it was obviously a great day for Perez, who was criticised by some at the time of his £30 million departure in 2019 (BBC Sport).
It was felt by one or two that the 27-year-old would have been better off staying at St. James’ Park.
But the project appealed to the player, and his decision now looks more than justified.
It’s his first ever trophy, and who knows how long he would be waiting had he stayed at Newcastle in the club’s current state.
On social media, fans have been reacting to the ex-Magpie getting his hands on silverware:
Perfectly understandable reactions all over here to be happy or bitter about Ayoze Perez, but the lad wanted to join a club with ambition and the truth is Leicester City try to be a much, much bigger cub than THIS Newcastle United will ever make an effort to be.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) May 15, 2021
He left to win trophies, he’s just won a trophy. Vindication, I’d say
— Rich Harle (@RJHarle) May 15, 2021
Spot on, fair play to him.
— Straker (@Strakermaker) May 15, 2021
Feel it very very very strange for any #nufc fan to remotely criticise any player leaving to go to a club with a hint of ambition.
— G. Pirlo (@GingerPirlo_) May 15, 2021
100%. He left Mike Ashley’s version of Newcastle United and nobody should blame him for that. They look odds on for CL qualification, and he now has an FA Cup winners medal. No brainer really.
— Brian Waugh (@Waughy72) May 15, 2021
Fair play to him. Never understood the stick he used to get. Scored goals and created chances what else do you want a forward player to do?
— Stu Renton (@RentonStu) May 15, 2021
I’m pleased for Perez and pleased for Leicester but it’s so difficult watching teams like them leave us in the dust in recent years and achieve more than we have for decades. Can only dream about NUFC being run in in a way even close to the way they are.
— KTDT (@KTD89) May 15, 2021
Good on Perez too.
Seen a lot of weird hate for him.
Cost us peanuts. Scored some important goals. Scored some lovely goals. Made us a huge profit. Seems a decent lad.
— David Mcgivern (@davemcg1) May 15, 2021