A dressing room source admits Joe Kinnear's infamous radio rant immediately put him at odds with Newcastle United's players.
Kinnear left the club on Monday.
He branded the playmaker "Ben Arfree" and Cabaye as "Kebab" and Ameobi as "Anamobie".
A source close to one of the Newcastle players told the Evening Chronicle: "It rubbed a lot of the lads up the wrong way.
"Alan Pardew called the players into a meeting at the start of Kinnear's return and drew some lines in the sand as he tried to ensure the dressing room didn't implode.
"Obviously calling Yohan "Kebab" wasn't a smart move as he was one of the most influential players in the dressing room."