The irony and hypocrisy in this suggestion seems to be lost on everyone that says it. However, to spell it out, suggesting that Geordies, an entire city of people, dislike a person because of an area that they’re from is in itself the same lazy stereotype that Geordies are being accused of.
Of course there are some vocal NUFC fans, just like some vocal people, who are vocal idiots. However, suggesting or flat out saying that this is limited to some or all NUFC fans, Geordies, or anyone else from any other region for that matter, is absolute nonsense.
It’s a risible, offensive suggestion and a complete myth. Even taking the accusation at face value and justifying it with a response, it’s an easy answer. Just ask Malcolm McDonald, Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, Rob Lee, Warren Barton, Paul Goddard, or Gavin Peacock if we dislike people from the south.
Most notably, ask Chris Hughton, the man whose job Pardew stole to the absolute incredulity and outrage of Newcastle fans in 2010. Both are from the South. One loved. One hated. Myth.