Joey Barton has taken to Twitter to express his sorrow after Newcastle United’s relegation to the Championship.
The Magpies dropped out of the Premier League tonight following Sunderland’s victory over Everton.
And former Newcastle midfielder Barton – who was promoted this season with Burnley – said he hoped the Toon’s demise would see changes in the United boardroom.
He tweeted: “Gutted I won’t get the chance to play at St James’s Park next season. Premier League will be poorer for 50,000+ Geordies every other week.
“Relegation may act as a catalyst at boardroom level. Because they are not currently worthy of being the custodians of such a great club.
“Sad day in the history but they will be back. #ToonArmy”