Newcastle United’s FA Cup run ended at the quarter-final stage as they were well-beaten by current holders Manchester City at St James’ Park last night.
The visitors took the lead eight minutes before half-time after being gifted a spot-kick when surprise starter Fabian Schar pushed Gabriel Jesus to the floor on his second attempt before Raheem Sterling fired one past Karl Darlow halfway through the second period.
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Despite no supporters being in attendance in the northeast, many tuned in from home with the game broadcast live on BBC, and it was the error-prone Swiss defender received the brunt of criticism on social media.
It was Schar’s first start since the defeat to Crystal Palace back in February and the £11.7m-rated ace was slammed for being a “liability” by some fans whilst others called him an “absolute clown.”
Per SofaScore, the 28-year-old picked up a 6.6 rating after losing possession 15 times, having a 55% pass accuracy from just 24 attempts but did record five tackles and four interceptions.
Here’s the rest of the reaction…
Shocking absolutely shocking from schar
— Lucas Dickinson (@djlucasjunior) June 28, 2020
Said it for ages… he’s useless at defending
— Stephen Howlett (@Stephen_Howlett) June 28, 2020
He is a liability at times. Just silly
— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) June 28, 2020
He’s a liability. Hasn’t got the concentration to play against top sides
— Connal (@con_169) June 28, 2020
100% he is a liability, makes stupid mistakes like this regularly
— STEPHEN BURNIP (@Ste_NUFC_Burnip) June 28, 2020
Penalty all day long . Schar schoolboy
— umpa the hut 🌈🎨 (@umpapwd) June 28, 2020
Yes, absolute clown doing that there
— Lee Anderson (@RealLeeAnderson) June 28, 2020
Big fan of Schar but tonight’s performance is inexcusable. First time in the quarter’s for years and he doesn’t seem to care, not just not showing up, actively not caring. Strange. #NUFC
— Jim Greensted (@JimGreensted) June 28, 2020
Schar will be lucky to play again this season after this showing #NUFC
— Jack (@jackg0191) June 28, 2020
Schar has been a disgrace here in my opinion – no idea how he’s stayed on #NUFC
— David Paterson (@onet18975) June 28, 2020
What the hell has happened to Fabian Schar, looks absolutely rattled everytime the ball comes near him. #NUFC
— Andy Gilmore (@AndyGilmore_) June 28, 2020
Schar's attitude looking terrible here. Anyone else seeing it? Just doesn't even looked bothered. #NUFC
— Newcastle United Fans (@Newcastle_FC) June 28, 2020
Manquillo, rose, schar, Longstaff are all absolutely garbage #nufc
— Dylan Turnbull (@DylanTurnbull96) June 28, 2020
Schar been the biggest embarrassment I’ve seen in an nufc shirt in years!
— Jordan (@Gibbo2910) June 28, 2020
Have to say Schar has been absolutely woeful. Might as well not been on the pitch. Gave the penalty away, stood for sterling goal. Seems to have spat his dummy out for not being in the team #NUFC
— Barrie Shilling (@fatgeordiemessi) June 28, 2020
Schar has spat his dummy out big time this season ..Shocking display today by a so called professional. #NUFC
— Michael MM (@mickmar29) June 28, 2020