Newcastle fans are absolutely loving the club’s little dig at Gareth Southgate, after the England manager excluded Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles from his England squad.
Lascelles and Shelvey have both been in fine form recently, with plenty of people backing them for an international call-up. However, neither were selected in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming friendlies, which was announced on Thursday.
Lascelles has been the Magpies’ stalwart in defence this season, and has shown both his ability and his leadership as he looks to steer the side away from the relegation scrap.
Shelvey has been enjoying some of the best form of his career, and grabbed two assists in the 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend. He also garnered national support when he dominated Manchester United’s expensive midfield in the Magpies’ 1-0 win last month.
Newcastle fans had already expressed their disgust at Southgate’s England selection, but they are loving the club’s sly dig at the England boss this morning.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 15, 2018
James Tarkowski and Alfie Mawson were picked over Lascelles and Jake Livermore seems to be the popular choice to drop for Shelvey. Fans have been reacting on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…
How has Southgate even got that job😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
— Lewi (@lewiiwhite) March 15, 2018
@JoshTulip9 can’t tell me this isn’t a dig at Southgate😂
— James Hepple (@JamesHepple8) March 15, 2018
Give the Socia media guy a pay rise!
— Tom (@Tommy_Jackson9) March 15, 2018
England loss is Newcastle Utd gain #HWTL
— Gretel Armstrong (@GretelSugar) March 15, 2018
Best news ever for #nufc keeps them away from unnecessary injury’s. Cheers Southgate you womble
— Rob Nicholson (@rob_nicka) March 15, 2018
@DiddyNUFC this has to be a dig at Southgate and the fa 😂
— joel (@1892jd) March 15, 2018
Is that a little dig lmao
— Paul (@DeIightGayle) March 15, 2018
— Janet Purdy (@PurdyJanet777) March 15, 2018