Tony Gillan: Newcastle fans fail with insulting the wrong Steve Martin

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was in a wonderful huff on Friday.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 2:50 pm
Steve Martin has been mistaken for a football referee following Newcastle v Nottingham Forest.

Evidently this was because they lost some game or other.

Rafael (who is there because he really, really loves the club and not because of an enormous salary and the absence of a better offer – no way) was annoyed about a referee called Steve Martin.

Newcastle fans took to Twitter to hurl insults – at the wrong bloke – leaving one Hollywood resident in considerable bemusement.

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The star of Roxanne and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has taken the abuse in good part. One of his earlier films was The Man With Two Brains. Make your own jokes.

This was not the finest hour for the Toon (sic) army. But let’s be even-handed; it wasn’t their worst hour either.

It was just another hour.