Newcastle United hero Rob Lee has branded his old club a "laughing stock".
Lee has been left saddened by events at his former club.
The former Toon midfielder, who spent 10 years with the club, blasted in The Evening Chronicle: “It’s official — Newcastle United are once again a laughing stock.
“Here we are in the weird and not-so-wonderful world of Joe Kinnear again.
“Newcastle always seem to shoot themselves in the foot.
“It is one step forward, two steps back. To bring Joe Kinnear in above Alan Pardew’s head is just a crazy decision.
“Nobody would have done what Newcastle have done in the last week or so.”