Shelvey the villain as Newcastle fans unleash fury on their captain

After the Magpies skipper was sent off for a ridiculous stamp on Dele Alli, the club's fans were merciless in their criticism...


Newcastle captain Jonjo Shelvey can consider himself extremely unlucky to have been sent off against Tottenham Hotspur in his team’s first Premier League game of the season.

The Romford-born midfielder was innocently attempting to regain his footing when Spurs’ young tyro Dele Alli cynically threw himself beneath Shelvey’s studs. It was a sly and Machiavellian move from Dele.

Jonjo was unfortunate that Alli contrived to be in the path of his boot, and paid the price for his naivety.

Clearly, the red will be rescinded when it becomes clear that Shelvey has been victim of a grand moment of brinksmanship from his opponent.

But that hasn’t prevented Newcastle fans from calling for the head of their captain.

Even some well-known names appear to have been taken in:

Put your foot down and head over to for the latest odds


You have to feel sorry for the lad, really.

Stamp your mark all over the latest Premier League odds

What do you think?