Jonjo Shelvey banned for 5 matches and fined £100,000.
Should keep the FA and the rest of the Championship happy now then.
A kick in the proverbials for us is what everyone has been wanting.
The FA can now afford to pay their “poppy fine” so a win win for all concerned.
Also an opportunity for the do gooders amongst our fans to have a go at Shelvey as well. The ones who were visibly gutted when his red card was overturned after slagging him off for being a tit etc.
So everyone’s happy.
Well, apart from me.
I’m majorly p’ed off about the whole thing.
Nothing to do with losing one of our better players. We have others who are good players and with a few minor adjustments, we continue upwards.
Rafa will already have worked out the plan.
What really gets me is that the whole thing is just a botched up accusation that’s taken 3 months to sort out.
Do I see Shelvey as an angel? No I don’t, but I certainly don’t see him as a racist. A misguided comment that was actually proven to be correct, though that’s not a justification.
If we are to believe what’s been said in the press, he suggests that their player did not understand English during a spat between them.
A comment that the player didn’t understand!!!!!!!!
You couldn’t make it up.
It took another team mate to explain to him and officials what had been said.
I can’t, and won’t condone what Shelvey did. It was stupid given the current stances against racism etc.
But I would like to know how many of these incidents go unreported as they are deemed trivial. The racism card is getting beyond a joke.
There is a line that should never be crossed, and in my opinion, Shelvey didn’t cross it.
To use a comment from our esteemed government, All people looking to seek employment in this country should have a decent grasp of the English language.
Either the government are racist or this lad fails to meet the criteria.
But then isn’t football governed by totally different rules and laws!
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