'Disgrace', 'Absolute joke' – Newcastle fans lose their minds after BBC pundit tweet
Match of the Day pundit and former newcastle striker Alan Shearer said that he was “very surprised” that Jamaal Lacelles and Jonjo Shelvey didn’t make it into the latest England squad, given the other players that did make the cut – and Newcastle fans agree.
Gareth Southgate announced his 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Italy on Thursday, and neither of the Newcastle players made the squad, although Jake Livermore and Joe Gomez did.
Here's our 2️⃣7️⃣-man squad for the #ThreeLions' games against the Netherlands and Italy.
— England (@England) March 15, 2018
Shearer posted his opinion on his Twitter page on Thursday after Gareth Southgate released details of the squad.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 15, 2018
And Newcastle fans completely agree with him, with some saying the only reason they haven’t been picked is because they play for Newcastle.
Another labelled the decision as a disgrace and said it’s the reason why England will never do well in major tournaments.
Here are the best reactions from Newcastle fans to the news and Shearer’s response:
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Although I'm glad the longer him and lascelles aren't picked the better we can do without the England squad entitlement mentality at #nufc
— ronantodd (@ronantodd) March 16, 2018
— Allison (@Allisontoonarmy) March 15, 2018
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) March 15, 2018
I don’t think the north east of England has ever been as detached from the England set up. The @FA are embarrassing.
— Chris Parkin (@Chris_p18) March 15, 2018
To even mention these two shows the bubble of mediocrity that English football has become. No one will get excited enough about this bunch for the money men to sell any tshirts or beer in the summer.
— Philip Collins (@PhilipCollins24) March 16, 2018
I'm astounded. @Lascelles16 has been excellent all season. A real leader.
Jonjo has been great too!
This is what happens when a smoggie picks the team ????
— Steve Hudson (@SteveHudson1908) March 15, 2018
I think they play for the wrong club @NUFC
— David Hordon (@davyhordon) March 15, 2018
Too far north to be in england squad. Always get ignored.
— rafa the gaffa (@andrewt111274) March 15, 2018
An absolute joke, and highlights why we will never do well at major tournaments
— Steven⚽️⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@SteveToon09) March 15, 2018
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