— Gary (@garywarne) June 24, 2019
Newcastle United fans have reacted with hurt to the departure of manager Rafael Benítez, none more so than this supporter who built a shrine to the Spaniard at home.
With James Blunt’s “Goodbye My Lover” providing a soundtrack, the camera shows us a Benítez figurine on the mantelpiece flanked by framed photographs and lit candles.
Rafael Benitez's managerial record at Newcastle across all competitions:
• 98 games
• 47 wins
• 21 draws
• 30 defeats
• 47.96% win ratio
• 1 EFL Championship
Worked miracles. pic.twitter.com/4K5mcrnJi9
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 24, 2019
It then homes in on a mocked-up Angel of the North hanging on the wall, one with a Rafa mask for a head and Newcastle scarves dangling from it.
Benítez has been in charge of the Magpies since March 2016, leading them to mid-table Premier League finishes on a shoestring budget in each of the last two seasons.