Ex-Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra slams Steve Bruce's lies - as feud continues

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra has hit back at Steve Bruce – and slammed the ‘lies’ he has told over his career at St James’s Park

Chopra had branded Bruce’s tactics as a ‘circus’ after the defeat to Norwich City, and has now responded to claims from the Magpies’ boss that he had made ‘untrue’ suggestions.

He tweeted: “After reading SB comments about me I would just like to make him aware that I have played more than 20 times and scored on more than one occasion for my boyhood club, so now HE is now telling lies.

He then sarcastically added: “Also the so called tactics you are working on seem to be working according to the stats.

“I'm a lifelong football fan of my boyhood club which makes it my right to have an opinion along with the rest of the geordies out there!”