Absolutely gutted! Newcastle players react to relegation

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Newcastle United players have reacted to their relegation to the Championship via Twitter.

Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles and Rob Elliot took to the social media website to voice their views over the drop into the Championship.

Tellingly, they were the only people to do so out of the whole club, and the usual suspections who only pipe up during the good times remained silent.

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The likes of Ayoze Perez, Georginio Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko kept a tight lid on their public utterances – much to the disappointing of the Toon faithful.

Local rivals Sunderland relegated the Magpies with a 3-0 win over Everton, who have since sacked their boss Roberto Martinez.

Fellow strugglers Norwich City were also unable to beat the drop, despite beating Watford 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Click through the slides below to read how the the trio, but some old faces, reacted to the news.

Next: Rob Elliot