BBC Radio Newcastle

Speaking with BBC Radio regarding Jonjo Shelvey’s sending off at the weekend against Tottenham in the club’s first game back in the Premier League. It’s a big fallacy that asking an ‘aggressive’ player to control their emotional temperature a little more will detract from their game. For a player to stamp on an opponent at any time is pretty disgusting; to do it when you’re club captain in the first game of the season against 52,000 mainly Gordie fans is appalling.
A poor example to fans, disrespectful to the paying public who spend hard-earned cash to see their team, contributing to the team losing the match, costing his teammates the game and bonuses, and then missing more games through suspension. Jonjo, get a grip.