- Newcastle defeated Arsenal in controversial circumstances 1-0 on Saturday
- Jorginho, the Gunners’ captain, refused to shake Jamaal Lavelle’s hand.
- Lascelles has reacted to Jorginho’s behavior
Jamaal Lascelles, the Newcastle United captain, has expressed his displeasure at Jorginho’s refusal to extend a hand after Saturday’s Premier League match .
Magpies beat Gunners at St James’ Park 1-0 in controversial circumstances, after VAR awarded Anthony Gordon’s second half winner.
The VAR performed three checks to confirm the goal. First, VAR checked to make sure that Joe Willock kept the ball on the field after the goal appeared to be scored from certain angles. However, there wasn’t enough proof to prove it crossed the line.
Second, a penalty was assessed for Joelinton’s foul on Gabriel Magalhaes. The former had shoved Magalhaes in the back after winning a header that led to Gordon scoring. The subjective review determined that Stuart Attwell had not made a clearly and obviously mistake.
Gordon’s position was checked to see if he had been in offside as he stood beyond the goalkeeper David Raya, but appeared behind Gabriel and the ball when Joelinton headed it across the 6-yard-box. The goal was upheld due to a lack in evidence, this time because of the absence of the required camera angles.
The match on Saturday was an intense one. Kai Havertz, Bruno Guimaraes and others were spared red card in the opening half after quick VAR checks. Havertz, who had smashed into Sean Longstaff, was given a yellow card, despite Newcastle protests. Guimaraes also smashed Jorginho with his arm, but they were both spared.
Jorginho ignores Lascelles after the match / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages
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Jorginho refused to shake hands with some opponents after the match, while the majority of Arsenal players took a quick retreat back into the tunnel.
Lascelles replied: “Yeah. And especially with how the team continues to play.” Lascelles said: “Yeah, and especially how they go on as well.
It’s just not right. “I’m fuming. No way. I wouldn’t refuse to shake the hand of an opposing captain, ever.” It’s not a problem to argue on the field, but you must shake hands afterward.
For me, no matter what happens on the field – whether it’s handbags or anything else – I think you should show some sportsmanship by shaking hands afterward. It was a good thing we won. It’s unacceptable to have players like this.
It was a lot of people who came in, but when I approached him to shake hands with him, he refused – and this is their captain! It was not a pretty game, but it’s just football. We managed to keep our cool and handled the situation well.