NEWCASTLE United’s home turf has been attacked by vandals once more.
The word’s “St James’ Park” have been daubed on walls at the controversially-renamed Sports Direct Arena.
The attack comes after an incident last month where supporters tore down advertising hoardings at the stadium during the reserve derby with Sunderland.
A tweet on Sunderland’s official Twitter feed read: “Newcastle fans are tearing down the Sports Direct signs around the ground and throwing them on to the pitch.”
The referee halted play and the players took a drinks break as officials restored order, before play resumed.
The ground, formerly known as St James’ Park, was officially renamed the Sports Direct Arena by the Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, in November for sponsorship reasons – a move which was not well received by some Magpies fans.