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Newcastle midfielder Bentaleb denies making offensive gesture to away fans

Newcastle United midfielder Nabil Bentaleb insists he did not make an offensive gesture to travelling fans at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Toon lost 1-0 in London to former Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt's free-kick.

Soon after the game suggestions that Bentaleb had offended some fans surfaced on Twitter, but the player himself took to the social media platform to explain.

Bentaleb said: "(It) never happened I just had some friends standing with the away fans and waved at them, gutted with the loss!

"I would never ever disrespect the fans in a million years."


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