The Daily Mirror’s Chief Football Writer, John Cross, has suggested that Jonjo Shelvey is still a player England can’t trust, stating he’s not selected for reasons aside from his ability – a comment that has been brilliantly shot down by Newcastle fans on social media.
What’s worse, is the Mirror are claiming he won’t even be considered for selection over the next few days. Incredible.
Now, we all know Shelvey has been a hot head, a loose cannon and someone who has let us down in the past, but there’s CLEAR signs over the past 6 months that he’s learning his lesson – and examples of this have been highlighted quite clearly in response to this uninformed post about the midfielder.
Here’s John’s comment, followed by the backlash he faced in response from NUFC fans:
There’s a reason why Shelvey doesn’t get picked for England and it’s clearly nothing to do with ability.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) May 13, 2018
“There’s a reason why Shelvey doesn’t get picked for England and it’s clearly nothing to do with ability.”
— Alastair Campbell (@alastair10) May 14, 2018
One yellow card since December & been working his arse off.
Yes he's had his problems but FFS – give the lad a break 👍🏼
Livermore gets picked & he gets pissed & steals taxis in the middle of a relegation fight… https://t.co/NaTmdw63wn
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) May 13, 2018
Hasn't been booked since December 13th
— Mo Diame is the new Kante (@Lmcg654) May 13, 2018
Livermore got done for cocaine and also took a car when he was in barcelona but no one talks about that!!
— Jordon (@greggas90) May 14, 2018
What’s delle alli discipline record like 🤔🤔sure it’s not great
— Carl flannagan (@carlflan88) May 14, 2018
After being handed the man of the match award by Sky following Sunday’s 3-0 mauling of Chelsea, most were singing Jonjo’s praises – and rightly so after his sensational form – but there’s always one who spouts rubbish before doing their research.