According to reports, Middlesbrough have taken notice of social media allegations that three of their players had an altercation with fans in the wake of Boro’s defeat at Newport in the 4th Round of FA Cup on Tuesday night.
Middlesbrough decided to take action after Tweets emerged that Boro players had an exchange with disgruntled fans in the away end of Rodney Parade.
In the wake of seeing their team being dumped out after putting in a lifeless performance at Newport, tensions were running high among the Boro fan base.
While the social media claims regarding the altercation are too numerous to pin down what exactly happened, most fans share an agreement that one of the players was Rudy Gestede who didn’t take too kindly after fans in the ground criticized him for his performance.
Also, while fans claimed that the incident happened, there isn’t any supporting evidence or footage to support their claims. Perhaps that’s the reason why Boro are yet to receive any formal complaint regarding the incident.
That didn’t stop the club from having talks with players at the center of the row, though, as it is reported that the club is satisfied with their response.
Players at the center of the row
In addition to former Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede, it is rumored that the likes of Muhamed Besic and Adam Clayton also antagonised the disgruntled fans by taunting them on Tuesday.
Furthermore, there have been unverified reports that while Gestede swore at fans, Besic mimicked crying of the supporters whereas Clayton asked them “what went wrong” despite putting in a listless performance.
Despite their differences, both the fans and players would be eager to put the incident behind them and present a united front when Leeds visit the Riverside this weekend.
Provided they are able to win this game, Boro would move 4 points short of the 2nd placed side with a game in hand.