As reported by the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez has urged the FA to clamp down on unsavoury chants from supporters, following Newcastle’s win against Wolves at the weekend.
Talking about Shelvey’s performance in the game, Benitez said: “Before, it was not an easy game for him but I think he did well,”
“The team was working hard and he showed composure and a cool mind to play and keep the ball.
“He did a good job for the team. He is a professional and he knows you have to concentrate on the game.”
When asked if Shelvey had expected a negative reaction from the crowd, Benitez added: “Yes ”
“We knew but one thing the FA has to maybe consider is what the fans were saying.”
“Maybe to control what the fans say and have more respect.”
Benitez did however, follow up with a more positive point, saying on the fitness of Dwight Gayle: “He is training with the team and he has trained OK but sometimes it is the confidence of the player, so we will see how he feels.”