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Newcastle United fan's Rafael Benítez shrine
(Image: Twitter/@garywarne)

VIDEO: Newcastle United fan builds Rafael Benítez shrine at home

Mocks up Angel of the North with Rafa's face.

@NUFC⁩ see what you’ve done to some of us? ⁦@AlexBenson93⁩ friend Sean is not coping well. #NUFC #rafabenitez #RafaAppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/mqmx7EKLjR

— 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.