NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 05:  Robert Elliot (R) and Jonjo Shelvey (L) of Newcastle United show their dejection after the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and A.F.C. Bournemouth at St James' Park on March 5, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Seeing Red: 6 Times Hot-Headed Jonjo Shelvey Has Let Himself Down Throughout His Career

After foolishly stamping on Dele Alli's foot, Jonjo Shelvey saw red at the weekend and helped put a downer on Newcastle United's return to the top flight, as the Magpies slumped to a 0-2 defeat.


The sending off wasn't the first time, Shelvey's volatile behaviour has let himself and his teammates down.


Here are six times the talented midfielder's temper has got the better of him. 

6. Hits Out at Sir Alex Ferguson

Liverpool vs Manchester United, 23 September 2012


After a dubious red card for a dangerous challenge on Jonny Evans, Shelvey decided to take his broiling anger out on Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. 


Former United player turned pundit Gary Neville admitted either player could have been sent for an early bath in the collision, but Shelvey's reaction was what caused the controversy. 


Shelvey pointed his finger at Ferguson while shouting angrily, and had to be escorted down the tunnel. To his credit, the United manager has since, stated that he was impressed with the courage shown by the midfielder. 

5. Elbows Emre Can

Liverpool vs Swansea City, 29 December 2014 


Another controversy came in a clash with his old club Liverpool, after Shelvey had joined Swansea.


Liverpool cruised to a 4-1 victory - with a Shelvey own goal helping to sink his new side - but the biggest story was about the former Charlton man's apparent elbow on Emre Can. 


At the time, the referee Andre Marriner, did not punish the incident, but Shelvey later received a four-match ban. 

4. FA Cup Effort Levels

Oxford United vs Swansea City, 10 January 2016


In a shock FA cup defeat to Oxford United, Shelvey was yet again in the headlines. 


Towards the end of the game, Shelvey appeared uninterested to some Swansea fans, who believed he did not care about the result. 

3. Altercation With Swansea Fan

Oxford United vs Swansea City, 10 January 2016 


With Shelvey's apparent lack of effort, Swansea fans became increasingly frustrated with the midfielder and hurled abuse towards him. 


After the game, Shelvey made gestures towards one fan in particular and invited him to meet outside. Soon after, he departed for Newcastle. 

2. Racial Abuse

Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, 17 September 2016


Perhaps Shelvey's most notable controversy is his exchange with Wolves player Roman Saiss. 


Shelvey was found guilty of racially abusing the Wolves player and went on to receive a five game ban and £100k fine.

1. Kicks Henri Lansbury

Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United, 2 December 2016


In a similar incident to Dele Alli, Shelvey lashed out on Henri Lansbury after a coming together.


Lansbury exaggerated Shelvey's apparent kick, rolling round on the floor resulting in the Newcastle man receiving a red card. The card was later rescinded but only Shelvey will know whether or not he meant to kick the Forest man.