Newcastle vicar gives Toon a prayer in relegation battle

Fans take ‘messiah’ tag to literal extent

With the final day of the season drawing nearer and Newcastle knowing they must better Hull’s result against Manchester United to survive the drop, a city vicar has rewritten some of his congregation’s most popular hymns (‘All Things Black and Beautiful’, ‘Lord of the Toon’) in the hope of some favourable divine intervention come Sunday. Sadly though, according to Reverend Glyn Evans, certain members of the United Geordie Nation do not approve:

“It’s a bit of fun but sadly I have had hate mail calling me blasphemous.”

Spoiler Bonus: Newcastle United are a club steeped in rich musical history – who could forget Fog On The Tyne?

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