Journalist shot down by NUFC fans after making laughable comment about Jonjo Shelvey

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.”

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.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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