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Newcastle captain Lascelles fronts up to angry fans after Leicester thrashing

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles spoke to angry fans after their 5-0 Leicester City defeat, it has been revealed.

The defender left his car to speak and apologise to supporters in difficult circumstances, which won him some admiration from fans.

While the rest of the squad were on the coach - and facing a tight turnaround to get back to the airport with reports of a diversion on the M1 - Lascelles was given permission to travel on his own.

Supporter Dave Bage told the Evening Chronicle: “He was in his car and receiving a hell of a lot of abuse so came out to speak to the fans, not in an aggressive way but just to face up to us. I've got big respect for the guy as most of the players disappeared into the coach as fast as they could.

“He came over and was signing autographs and posing for pictures but even then he apologised for the performance. Some of the fans were asking him to pay for their cab fare home but he said he didn't have any cash on him.

“Some of the fans were saying to him that it wouldn't have happened under Rafa and he just kept saying: 'What do you want me to do? Rafa's gone'."

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