Newcastle's last European campaign was blighted by pair of naked streakers

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2023-09-19 08:32:52  • 3 mins

Thousands of Newcastle fans have descended on Milan to watch their side end their decade-long European exile with a mouth-watering Champions League clash at the San Siro this evening.

The Magpies haven't been in Europe's premier club competition in nearly 20 years and have been starved of mid-week continental action since their 2012/13 Europa League campaign, which ended in a quarter-final defeat to Benfica.

Highlights of the run included wins over Club Brugge, Bordeaux and Anzhi 'filthy rich at the time' Makhachkala, and the entertainment wasn't limited to in-game action either, with two separate matches being halted by Newcastle-supporting streakers - resulting in UEFA slapping the club with a stonking great fine.

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21-year-old Steven Arkle pranced his way out onto the pitch during Newcastle's qualifying round tie with Greek side Atromitos, and even stopped for naked a chat with Toon defender Danny Simpson, while 35-year-old John Parkinson rushed the pitch against Bordeaux wearing nothing more than an England shirt and a single sock.

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