Beloved Sycamore Gap tree "deliberately felled" at Hadrian's Wall
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The felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the North East has prompted an outpouring of grief from scores of celebrities – but few as unexpected as the Newcastle United football manager.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference on 29 September, Eddie Howe said he was saddened by the incident, but that he had never seen the tree in person.
The Magpies manager said he was disappointed someone would want to destroy “such a beautiful thing”.
“I'm really, really sad that I wasn't able to get there before what happened.
“I'm really saddened by it. I don't quite know how to describe it.
“When I heard the news, I was just so disappointed that an act can ruin something that's there for the pleasure of everybody and it's such a beautiful thing.
Eddie Howe on North East beauty spot, Sycamore Gap\ud83c\udf33 \n\n"I never got the chance to visit, but I'm really saddened by it. When I heard the news I was so disappointed an act can ruin something for the pleasure of everybody. It was a beautiful thing.\u201d\n\n#NUFC #sycamoregaptree