- Jonjo Shelvey was widely criticised on social media for treading on Dele Alli
- With score at 0-0 Shelvey was sent off and Spurs capitalised on advantage
- Newcastle club legend Alan Shearer labelled Shelvey as ‘pathetic’ for stamp
- Jon Arne Riise applauded ref and insisted midfielder knew what he was doing
Jonjo Shelvey has been widely criticised on social media for his brainless stamp on Dele Alli which saw him sent off in Newcastle’s defeat by Tottenham.
The combative midfielder was trying to get the ball back quickly, Alli moved it away and Shelvey reacted by treading on Alli’s ankle.
Referee Andre Marriner saw the incident and was left with no choice but to give Shelvey his marching orders and plenty of onlookers condemned the former Liverpool and Swansea man’s actions.
Jonjo Shelvey was slammed on social media after being sent off for a stamp on Dele Alli
The Newcastle midfielder trod on Alli’s ankle and Andre Marriner sent him off
Newcastle club legend Alan Shearer labelled Shelvey as ‘pathetic’ whilst Sky commentator Alan Smith believed it was one of the most stupid dismissals he has ever seen.
Gary Linker described the incident as ‘complete and utter idiocy’ and it proved costly to the home side.
With the scores locked at 0-0 at the time of the red card, Spurs took full advantage of the numerical superiority and goals from Alli and Ben Davies secured all three points.
It wasn’t just the former players taking to Twitter to reprimand the 25-year-old, with hundreds of fans voicing their displeasure.
Plenty compared Shelvey to Voldemort and one bookmaker somewhat harshly posted a picture of an egg.
Shelvey will have two games on the sidelines to consider his behaviour and might be well advised to steer clear of Twitter for a while