'A segment of the Newcastle fan base - I just get fed up with it': Ex-Premier League owner hits back after Steve Bruce comments
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed Newcastle fans who criticised his interview with Magpies boss Steve Bruce.
Jordan and co-host Jim White spoke to Bruce on TalkSPORT, when Bruce said it was 'difficult to manage the expectation' at St James’ Park.
Some supporters took to social media and claimed Bruce was given an easy time during the conversation on Monday morning.
Yet Jordan, who briefly worked with Bruce at Palace, has since hit back at those remarks.
“What we tried to do yesterday and what I like to do is be objective and make people work hard in an interview,” said Jordan.
"I'm not just going to give it to someone and let them have an advertorial - we didn't let Brucey have an advertorial yesterday.
"Just because I like Steve Bruce and I call him Brucey and he's someone I've known for twenty years...when he walked out of my football club 20 years ago, I served him with an injunction and put him on his knees with the greatest respect.
"Over the years we've rebuilt a relationship with each other and I think he is a decent manager, I think Newcastle is a difficult job to manage and I think some of these fans are just mouthy little cowards.
"I think Steve has made lots of mistakes in his career. Some of the judgement calls, some of the relationships he's had with clubs haven't always been the greatest - and that includes Newcastle but we asked him that.
"There's a segment of the Newcastle fan base - I just get fed up with it.
"Hold people to account but piling on the abuse is just mindless."
Newcastle sit 15th in the Premier League table with three games left to play, following their 4-2 win at Leicester.
The Magpies will face Manchester City, Sheffield United and Fulham in their remaining fixtures.
Top scorer Callum Wilson has been ruled out of the aforementioned games with a hamstring injury.