NEWCASTLE fans loved Jacob Murphy’s reaction to the Champions League anthem last night.
TWITTER @TNTSPORTSJacob Murphy smiled as he heard the Champions league anthem as a player for the first time[/caption]
TWITTER @TNTSPORTSMurphy looked to be relishing the moment[/caption]
And it seems as though Jacob Murphy was having the same ‘pinch me’ moment of being in the competition as a number of Newcastle fans in Milan did.
The TNT Sports cameras caught Murphy smiling away to himself as the iconic Champions league anthem played before the game.
Newcastle fans praised the winger for his reaction, with one saying: “Aw he deserves it.”
Another fan wrote: “That’s beautiful.”
A third fan wrote: “This is what makes it so special we’ve had these players at the club when we where horrid and no hope whatsoever. Now they’ve worked hard showed there potential and get their reward, class.”
A fourth said: “For most, the champions league is the pinnacle of club football. This just shows how much it means.”
Some criticised Murphy for not accepting the moment in a more cool way, but one fan tweeted: “Why’s he getting hate? brother’s living everyones dream?”
The game against Milan was Murphy’s first start of the season as he played for 63 minutes on his Champions League debut before being substituted for Callum Wilson.
Murphy has been dubbed the “king of memes” by Newcastle fans in the past and this will no doubt be another one to add to the collection.
The winger has always been expressive when on the pitch and went viral last season for his open-mouthed reaction to putting Newcastle 3-0 up against Tottenham with his second goal in nine minutes.
He also went viral earlier that season when waving off Southampton’s Duje Caleta-Car after he received a red against Newcastle.
Murphy joined Newcastle from Norwich in 2017 and has played 151 times for the club.
The winger played a crucial squad role for Eddie Howe last season as he made 36 Premier League appearances for the Magpies.