Newcastle goalscorer Ryan Taylor has revealed he was struck with an object thrown by fans of Greek club Atromitos in Athens on Thursday.
Taylor's first-half free-kick secured a 1-1 draw for the Magpies in the first leg of their Europa League play-off tie.
But the versatile 28-year-old was disappointed to be targeted by Greek supporters while taking a corner.
He said: "I think their fans let themselves down. I went over for a corner and I got hit on the back with a bolt.
"I didn't say anything, but it wasn't nice. There's no place in football for that. From that corner onwards, I think they had something against me."
Taylor was able to have the last laugh by scoring the potentially crucial away goal and he wasn't the only Newcastle player smiling.
Adam Campbell became the youngest player ever to represent the club in Europe when he was introduced as a second-half substitute.
At 17 years and 236 days, he succeeded Andy Carroll, who was 17 years and 300 days old when he played against Palermo, and the Wallsend teenager was thrilled to be given his chance.
He said: "It was the proudest day of my life, definitely, by far.
"When we came and I knew we had 19 men for an 18-man squad, I thought I'd probably miss out. I was here just to enjoy the experience.
"I would have had I played or not, it wouldn't have made a difference. But to actually get in the squad and get on knowing I'd be the youngest player was amazing.
"Knowing that I have my own little record for the club I support - I can't put that into words. I can't describe what it means to me."