Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels has deleted his Twitter account following criticism from fans after his performance on Saturday.
The Geordie faithful took to Twitter to bemoan and criticise their team after a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
The Magpies had 18 shots in the game but needed the help of Villa captain Tommy Elphick, who put through his own net, to take the lead.
Aaron Tshibola equalised with two minutes to go as Sels was beaten too easily at his near post.
And it was the Belgian goalkeeper who took the brunt of the fans criticism, with many claiming Karl Darlow should be the main man in between the sticks.
Was all for giving Sels a chance but it's at the point now where the defence look a bag of nerves in front of him… Time to drop him #NUFC
— Dan (@DZ1892) September 24, 2016
Things learnt from that game:
– SELS IS COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE, BIN HIM. Darlow needed.
– Diame can't score, drop him for Mitro#NUFC
— Ryan (@Ryan_NUFC99) September 24, 2016
Not impressed with Diame or Sels, need to drop both as soon as possible. #nufc
— Texas Toon (@Texas_Toon) September 24, 2016
I’ve defended Sels but I think Darlow deserves a game now, especially considering his performances last season and in cup #NUFC
— The Magpie (@TheMagpieNUFC) September 24, 2016
The majority of fans have quickly jumped to the former KAA Gent goalkeeper’s defence however, claiming the abuse he has received online is nothing short of shameful.
— Myles Carey (@MylesCarey18) September 25, 2016
To the #NUFC ‘fans’ who forced Matz Sels off Twitter..
You’re entitled to criticise & have an opinion but foul mouthed abuse? Disgraceful
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) September 25, 2016
— Liam (@Liam_Aspo) September 25, 2016
If this is right about Mat Selz deleting his Twitter account because of abuse from #NUFC fans I'm thoroughly ashamed to be a Mag tonight.
— Michael Martin (@tfeditor1892) September 25, 2016
Can't believe people have been abusing Mats Selz when Gayle and Diame missed 2 chances id of scored! #nufc
— Mic B (@m1br007) September 25, 2016
No doubt be the same 'fans' that abused Krul and Darlow in their first few games that are abusing Selz and now calling for Darlow back #nufc
— Laura Toby Elliott (@lauratoby) September 25, 2016
I don't even blame selz for yesterday, we should have been 2/3-0 up at that point #nufc
— Sam n Ella (@EggusMaximus) September 25, 2016
The fact Selz has had to delete all social media is a joke bad by @NUFC fans who abused him! He's been poor but didn't deserve that!
— Ian Wells (@rhinos05ian) September 25, 2016
Hope Rafa keeps faith with Mat Selz, the lad is new to the country and just settling. The morons abusing him are NOT fans #nufc
— Bikedaddy (@Bikedaddy41) September 25, 2016
What remains to be seen is whether Rafael Benitez will stick with the goalkeeper for Wednesday’s crucial home game with promotion rivals Norwich City.