Islam Slimani has more than likely played his final match for Newcastle United.
Indeed, it was confirmed on Monday that the forward had been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following an incident during Saturday’s clash with West Bromwich Albion.
Slimani appeared to kick out at West Brom defender Craig Dawson in the 80th minute of the Premier League game at St James’ Park, which Newcastle lost 1-0.
The Algeria international has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge, but it is thought that the three-match suspension will remain in place.
Slimani joined Newcastle on loan from Leicester City in January, but has only played four times for the Magpies, and is facing missing their final three Premier League games of the season.
The Newcastle supporters do not seem too fussed, however, with the 29-year-old, who is valued at £19.8m by transfermarkt.co.uk, receiving a lot of criticism on social media.
Indeed, many of the fans have insisted that Aleksandar Mitrovic should have never been loaned to Fulham so that Slimani could arrive.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Islam Slimani has been charged with violent conduct by the FA.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 30, 2018
So Rafa sends Mitro out on Loan because he’s “not good enough” and “plays dirty” then brings the exact same type of player in on loan, just bring Mitro back ffs
— Josh (@joshgoodfelloww) April 30, 2018
BRING HIM HOME pic.twitter.com/QoaW114efr
— Joe (@Joe1989NUFC) April 30, 2018
I would rather give a chance to Armstrong…
— Porter (@blacknwhite417) April 30, 2018
Yep see ya Slimani, cheers for making us pay you for no reason 👍🏽
— Ben Mancebo-Thomas (@BenMancebo) April 30, 2018
What's he charged with ? Pretending to be a striker ?
— steven mcdonnell (@stevenmcPGA) April 30, 2018
Slimani could'nt tie mitro's shoe laces, get mitro back in toon
— Anthony Murray (@muzza5513) April 30, 2018
What a donkey, send him back. He has given nothing
— Christopher Donald (@cdonrot) April 30, 2018
Bye bye then worth the money for loan him 👏👏👏
— Beanz (@BeanzFTB) April 30, 2018