Protests from Newcastle fans towards owner Mike Ashley turned ugly at Selhurst Park as a bottle thrown onto the pitch struck Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the two clubs' goalless Premier League draw.
The travelling supporters met owner Mike Ashley's first appearance at a Newcastle game since May 2017 by launching sustained chanting against his stewardship of the Tyneside club.
After repeated chants of "You fat cockney b******, get out of our club" and "We want Ashley out" though, one supporter among the Newcastle enclosure saw fit to throw a bottle at Palace right-back Bissaka.
The England Under-21 star appeared unhurt by the incident and played on without issue or, it seemed, complaint.
Newcastle had already equalled their worst start to a Premier League campaign from 1999-2000 with their return of one point from five matches, and continue to seek their first victory after another toothless showing.
Palace are yet to win at home this season and wasted by far the better of the chances on the day in an admittedly low-quality affair.
Driving rain drummed home the harsh realities that winter is coming, and on this evidence lean times could await both clubs.
A listless first half punctuated by a paucity of chances, and those that did come spurned, failed to warm up the dank and damp south London setting.