Newcastle fans, desperate for news regarding Rafa Benitez’s contract, showed this week they still are top of the list when it comes to their football sense of humour.

With talks ongoing, and nobody providing any updates, fans have been constantly kept guessing what the situation is.

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While takeover talk has dominated the Newcastle United newsfeeds all week, with the club maintaining their silence on the issue, fans have been unsure whether to be excited or sceptical.

The result has been an anxious week of uncertainty.

True to the renowned Geordie humour though, when Rafa popped up on Twitter yesterday in Madrid, providing commercial duties for a hotel-booking website ahead of the Champion’s League final, fans were quick to create #RafasHotel.

The result saw the hashtag trending inside the top 15 of the UK’s most used thread topics on Twitter, following in the footsteps of the previous, but equally hilarious, #ColosParty and #YedlinsTeaParty threads.

Newcastle fans made their own distraction from takeover talk on Twitter

It has provided some much-needed light relief for supporters, with many of the tweets providing more material than a Peter Kay arena gig.

Here are a selection of our favourites, but we urge you to go and check #RafasHotel out for yourselves, you will not be disappointed.

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