NEWCASTLE fans were slammed by rival supporters for their “cringe” antics before the Champions League match at AC Milan.
The Toon army have travelled in numbers over to Italy to watch their return to the European top flight.
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And footage shared on social media revealed Magpie fans have made the most of the occasion.
In the wild scenes, they can be seen sliding topless in the streets of Milan with dozens watching on.
But others online found it less amusing and hit out at the excited Newcastle supporters.
One said: “Does anyone not find this cringe? Embarrassing these are grown men.”
Another added: “This is the reason why aliens can’t be a**ed talking to us.”
One slammed: “Very embarrassing. They’re naked.”
Newcastle return to the Champions League for the first time since 2003.
But their preparations have not been plain sailing after their flight to Milan was delayed by three hours due to a storm.
Eddie Howe and his squad landed around 7:50pm local time on Monday night.
But Uefa rules state press conferences must take place between 12-8pm.
Newcastle had scheduled their press conference to take place at 7pm, but stormy conditions disrupted their journey to northern Italy.
The Magpies boss eventually spoke to the assembled media at 9pm.
And although the delay was out of the club’s control, Newcastle could still be sanctioned after breaking Article 73.
The regulation states: “Article 73 of the UEFA regulations state: “Press conferences must start between 12.00 and 20.00 local time. Exceptions to these timings must be agreed in advance with UEFA.”
However it is possible Uefa will let Newcastle off the hook as the bad weather was unpredictable and out of their control.
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