Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he’ll call Simon Jordan to ‘tell him the other side of the story’ after branding Ryan Fraser a ‘wretched individual’ and ‘a turd’
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has told talkSPORT he’ll call Simon Jordan to ‘tell him what really went on’ after his stinging criticism of ‘turd’ Ryan Fraser.
The talkSPORT pundit laid into new Magpies signing Fraser over his departure from Bournemouth last season, which saw the winger refuse a short-term contract to complete the suspended and extended campaign with the Cherries.
The south coast club were then relegated without one of their best players, who didn’t want to put his next move in jeopardy by playing beyond his contract expiration on June 30.
Fraser then signed for Newcastle in a free transfer last week, but he’s been widely criticised for deciding to jump ship during Bournemouth’s relegation battle.
That includes the scathing criticism from Jordan, who branded the 26-year-old a ‘wretched individual’ and ‘a turd’ on talkSPORT last week.
But Bruce has defended his new player and hit back at Jordan’s comments, having worked with the former Crystal Palace owner during his time in charge of the Eagles.
“I’ve got the highest respect for Simon and his opinions,” the Newcastle boss told talkSPORT on Monday.
“He’s arguably – on the radio now – one of the best one out there for his views and his approach to it. But he’s not always right.
“He should hear the other side of the story and Ryan’s side of the story and then maybe he wouldn’t be so forthright.”