Mon 6 Nov 2023, 10:14 · Ash Harrison

‘It’s not on’: Newcastle skipper was ‘fuming’ after what Jorginho did at full time on Saturday

‘It’s not on’: Newcastle skipper was ‘fuming’ after what Jorginho did at full time on Saturday
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The tales of Arsenal's collective meltdown continue after Jamaal Lascelles revealed that Jorginho refused to shake his hand at full-time.

Newcastle United upset their second 'big six' team in a row on Saturday as they left St James' Park with all three points thanks to a highly controversial Anthony Gordon goal just past the hour mark.

It was a game full of controversy with referee Stuart Atwell completely losing control of the game around half an hour in when Kai Havertz flung himself at Sean Longstaff with both feet off the floor. The fact that he only caught Longstaff with his trailing leg is probably what saved him with the referee opting to just brandish a yellow card. He then went on to book three Newcastle players in the aftermath,

Bruno Guimaraes was also lucky to stay on the pitch after he gave a glancing elbow to the back of Jorginho's head when running past. VAR looked at it and gave nothing, but even a cursory glance at a replay would have shown that it was intentional, it was written all over his face.

Despite the two missed red cards Arteta has chosen to focus on the goal

The goal has somehow become the main talking point but if you ask a Newcastle fan it was the rare occasion that the officials got it right. If you ask Arsenal, though, then the PGMOL is corrupt, there's a conspiracy, the Premier League should be disbanded, football should cease etc etc.

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Look at that face though!

VAR checked three different potential reasons to disallow the goal and after four minutes concluded that there was not enough evidence on any part to overturn the on-field decision, and that's how VAR should work.

We thought the outrage really started when someone put a microphone in front of Mikel Arteta and put the 50p in his back and let him roll, but it seems that even before Arteta got going, there was already friction.

Jorginho emphasised Arsenal's lack of class on the night

Arsenal skipper Jorginho refused to shake Jamaal Lascelles' hand at full-time, something that has not sat well with the Newcastle skipper as he told The Mirror.

“I was fuming, it’s not on.‌ I would never refuse to shake an opposition captain’s hand, no way. You can have as many arguments as you want on the pitch but shake hands at the end, it’s part of the sport.‌

“For me, whatever happens on the pitch - handbags or whatever - you show sportsmanship and shake hands afterwards. He didn’t do that, so I’m so glad we beat them. Players like that, I don’t think it’s acceptable.

“A lot of them walked in but I went up to him to shake his hand but he didn’t want to - and he’s their captain! There was a lot of that in the game but that’s football and we managed it well and kept our cool.”

Most of them kept it cool, anyway. I wouldn't say Bruno kept his head, but he managed to survive the 90 minutes.

One thing's for sure, the reverse fixture is going to be interesting at the end of February,