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Newcastle Issue Statement On Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey has pleaded not guilty to an FA misconduct charge for allegedly using abusive and insulting language towards an opponent in the Wolves vs Newcastle game at St. James’ Park on September 17th.

The Newcastle United midfielder has requested a personal hearing on the matter, according to a statement just issued by Newcastle United.

The charge was for using “abusive language about an opponent’s race, ethnicity or nationality” and could see Shelvey face a five-match suspension.


Jonjo Shelvey – has requested a personal hearing

The breach of FA Rule E3(1) is deemed to be an “aggravated breach”, in that it is alleged that it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality.

Shelvey had until 6:00 pm today to respond to the charge and two hours before that deadline Newcastle issued a statement about Shelvey.

This is the statement issued by the club:

“Newcastle United can confirm that Jonjo Shelvey has today pleaded not guilty to an FA charge of misconduct in relation to an alleged incident during Newcastle United’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, 17 September.”

“The player has requested a personal hearing with the FA regarding this matter. The club will be making no further comment until the matter has been concluded.”

This will mean that Shelvey can play in the Leeds United game on Sunday at Elland Road, but any subsequent ban will see him miss the quarter-finals of the League Cup against Hull City on Tuesday 29th November.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Hull have the same goal as us the Premiership
    they want to stay in it and we want to join it
    staying in the prem is far more important to hull than some micky mouse cup
    I don’t expect Pheland to put out a strong team away with or without injuries

  • reilly

    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Aarons suffers ACL injury.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #3

    not mickey mouse if we won it. cue the biggest street party in football!


    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Really hope he is innocent and this is all just a misunderstanding

  • gmo16

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Now Aarons confirmed as having done his ACL – season over for him 🙁


    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Aaron’s done for the season AGAIN ffs time to call it on him?

  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Rotonda heights

    if we won a cup from ringtons we would have a party !!!

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Only thing Rafa has got wrong is giving Aarons a new contract.

    Never convinced of his talent and an awful injury record. Looked to have a lost a yard of pace early this season, so after an ACL injury, well, he certainly won’t be getting any quicker.

    Handing him a fat new contract means we’re stuck with him. He’ll never make it. Extremely overhyped.

    He’s heading towards early retirement at this rate.

  • hibbit

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    dont think Aarons is ever going to be fit just one thing after another
    kid’s got no luck

  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle United can confirm that Rolando Aarons sustained a rupture to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session this week.

    He will undergo surgery in due course and a further statement will be made at that time.

    He’s out for the season apparently

    The lad has had loads of luck – all bad !

  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #11

    It happens
    Remember Tony Green ?

  • Jib

    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Blooming heck
    It’s Rolando Aarons birthday today !!!!!!

  • chenz7

    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #13

    ffs …hes a 21 year old have a heart kid that’s had terrible luck with injuries …hes rock bottom now and needs a bit support …..have you all forgot about shearers injuries ..tim krulls …rob elliots…have a heart peeps ….and don’t crack on about shearers achievements ,,,,I’m his biggest fan but he suffered injuries


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