Newcastle fan offered foul-mouthed response to Charlie Taylor’s kind gesture

Burnley defender Charlie Taylor watched his shot fly over the bar and into the Newcastle fans during his warm-up before their recent Carabao Cup meeting – and his apology wasn't greatly received.

The 27-year-old left-back isn't known for his quality in front of goal, scoring just three times across 284 senior outings and none since leaving Leeds for Burnley in 2017.

That being said, the usual response to a footballer's apology is a laugh and maybe a handshake, but one Newcastle fan was certainly not in the mood for pleasantries.

During the fixture, Taylor came off the bench to help Burnley see the game through to penalties – where he would grab the winner from the spot and clinch a place in the next round.

Before that, The Mail report that Taylor was 'mortified' to see his stray effort hit a home fan behind the goal during the warm-up, and swiftly made his way over to apologise before heading off.

They add that after scoring the winning goal in the shoot-out, Taylor went over with the idea of handing his shirt over – and was met with the words 'f*** off'.

While many fans would love to take home a shirt from one of their own players, an opponent after a defeat on penalties was a step too far.

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Steve Bruce said after the defeat: "We all know penalties are a lottery and they can go either way.

"What pleased me more was the performance of the team. I thought we were excellent throughout.

"If you want to be critical we've missed big, big chances, and at this level against a Premier League team you've got to take them.

"But overall, the way the team played defensively I thought we were excellent. I can't remember Burnley having a shot or my goalkeeper having a save to make.

"But we're not having any luck at the minute. We've got to keep bashing away and I'm sure it'll change."

With Sean Dyche adding: "It was a tight game and Wayne's made two big saves during the game.

"We're patching the side together once again, so we hope that recovers quickly, when you think we played Erik Pieters in three positions in one game it's not the perfect scenario.

"But the battling qualities, the mentality was good, we kept foraging, kept trying to break them down whilst trying to defend properly, and overall we came away with a sneaky one on penalties, but we'll take it."

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