Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has broken a bone in his hand, and it’s been revealed he received by breaking up (attempting to break up) a fight on the training ground between Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame.
Apparently, Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame were punching each other, and it has resulted in Shelvey having his left hand in a cast after breaking a finger.
Lascelles is said to have called Diame lazy several times and that taunting eventually caused the fight.
We expect the national press to make the most of this since it’s more like the old days at Newcastle, but in truth, these kinds of things happen fairly regularly on the training grounds.
However when it results in one of your best players being injured that’s not good, and Jamaal is also the captain – so he’s not setting a good example.
Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame – before the fight
The Chronicle is reporting Jonjo should be fit for the Saints game – so we hope that turns out to be true.
The club will not comment on the matter other than acknowledge the fight did occur and we would expect some disciplinary measures to be taken by Newcastle.
Well, at least they fought on the training ground and not during a Premier League game.
We remember Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer came to fisticuffs during the 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa back on April 2nd, 2005.
That was (embarrassing) news around the world about Newcastle United FC:
“Two teammates start to fight in a football match.”
Both players were sent out.We expect Rafa to take appropriate action on the training ground incident and clear it up quickly.
We expect Rafa to take appropriate action on the training ground incident and clear it up quickly.
There’s a lot of work to do before the game at Southampton a week tomorrow – where 3 points would be excellent!
Here’s the video of that Bowyer Dyer embarrassment if you haven’t seen it before.