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Newcastle Player Responds To Journalist Who ‘Loved’ Choudhury Tackle On Ritchie

In a since-deleted tweet, BBC Leicester’s Owynn Palmer-Atkin commented on the Hamza Choudhury tackle that injured Matt Ritchie. Palmer-Atkin was apparently upset with Ritchie’s style of play during the game. He must not watch many Newcastle games as Ritchie always plays all out.

The tweet that has upset many Newcastle fans said the following:

Matt Ritchie has been absolutely destroyed by Hamza Choudhury in a huge tackle. Love to see it don’t ya.

He initially responded to the growing criticism with this response.

After the criticism grew even louder, he has pinned the following tweet on his account.

Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin has tweeted the following to Owynn Palmer-Atkin in response to his original tweet which is also below.

Owynn Palmer-Atkin blocked Allan Saint-Maximin after his tweet and Allan responded with the following.

It was an unfortunate initial tweet from Palmer-Atkin. If he had know the extent of the damage done to Matt Ritchie, he most likely wouldn’t have used such celebratory tones in his tweet. He has issued an apology but the problem with social media is that it lasts forever.

14 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    EGB …

    nope she did not say insult other bloggers mate but the Frogs brain works different to most peoples thinking he’s got carte blanche to insult people …

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #2

    From what I’ve read on this blog it looks as if the Leicester team were told by Roger’s to play as dirty as they could get away with the Choudhury tackle being part of the plan.

    Refs at fault for not clamping down from the start.

    Don’t suppose we’ll get an unbiased one today, will we?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    2 hours 10 minutes to KO

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    The tackle on Ritchie was right in front of us and it was a red card all day.
    How exactly was Ritchie dishing out worse? Didn’t see any stitches or damaged ligaments in their players from his tackles. What a completely stupid thing to claim. He went over the top and could’ve put Ritchie out for the rest of the season. All this clown has done is ensure it won’t be forgotten next time around. See how happy he is, if Ritchie returns the compliment next meeting. See if he “loves to see it” again when the boot is literally on the other foot . Tosser.

  • geordietom

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #5

    another thing watching the game the other night Madison is a dirty player or he was on wednesday . eas he under instructions from Rodgers ? …

    also Clark had a decent game …

  • TyneMouth

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Respect for Alan S-M.

    Excellent initial response, resulting in being blocked by the Leicester journo!

    However, Alan’s retaliatory reply is a killer! Boom Boom..

    (…and in his second language too, smart lad…)

  • geordietom

    Aug 31, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    BOBBY …

    we were on the other side in the Milburn stand we heard the crack when he hit Ritchie . wor lass jumped up and said Red card all day long 2 footed challenge …

  • Jib

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Brendan Rodgers ha always encouraged the darker side
    of the game – he knew full well if he’d left Choudhury on
    one of our players would have done him.
    I hope on Sunday 29th September some of the away support
    locate the Radio Leicester commentary position and give
    him some stick (verbally of course)

  • Jib

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    I wonder where ASM got that pic of toon22 from ?

  • fairscup

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Looks like a little kid not old enough to be a journo

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Tom, “unnecessary force” covered it anyway, but whether deliberate or not, he went clean over the top and that’s a red card too. His smirking afterwards spoke volumes, re intent.
    I don’t see why, in these days of VAR – although not in use Wednesday – those tackles can’t be given retrospective red cards.
    Yes, I know the ref gave him a yellow, but that only confirms that he didn’t see it clearly enough. He should be shown the tackle again and asked if he made a mistake. The argument that it levels itself out over the season is garbage.

  • IrishRob

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    I fúcking love ASM already. He seems like far more of a team player than we were led to believe bu the press when we were buying him.

    Its great to see the new guys feel so comfortable at Newcastle al really that they are standing up for each other.

  • geordietom

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    BOBBY …

    if it had of been one of our players that put that tackle in the ref would of sent him off mate it was a red card all day long . Shelvey was captain on the night he should of been in the refs face asking him why it was only a yellow . the match its self the leicester players were a dirty lot on the night Jetro was pushed off the ball two handed the ref didn’t give it …

  • Big Archie

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Be serious guys. How many of you whinging about this have never cheered when a Newcastle player has ploughed into the opposition? Even Ritchie?

    How many of Barton’s tackles did we cheer, or Batty’s. How about Nolan, Parker, Ferguson?

    Obviously the reporter got carried away in the moment, but as the good book said – let he who is without sin stay out of the kitchen.
    Or something like that.


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