Date: 3rd May 2021 at 12:00pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from NUFC Gallowgate, which includes footage that has been turned into a GIF from the Toon’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at St James’ Park.

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The GIF shows Fabian Schar’s red card as he came through the back of Martinelli and Mike Dean decided that it was worthy of a sending off.

However, these Toon fans disagree and think that Schar was harshly punished.

Worst decision yet. Funny how we keep getting these barbaric decisions week in week out atm. Someone desperately wanted us down.”

@Nikos_NUFC

Arsenal players were crying all day with any slight contact. Embarrassing.”

@sneddo_david

Shocking decision yellow at most”

@Roberts76119669

Do you think this was a red card?

No, not a chance

No, not a chance

Yes, it was a bad tackle

Yes, it was a bad tackle

Schar had not played for Newcastle since February, and on his return to action, he came on as a substitute but was sent off and if the ban isn’t overturned, he will be unavailable for Newcastle until they play Fulham.

This post continued to draw in Toon fans who had their say.

No way a red card”

@Peter46812910

Not even close”

@AndreasAsB

And the yellow almiron got for running past ceballos was just as ridiculous.”

@DougDanger7

“Utter insanity”

@nufcdave84

“Shocking @FA”

@Official_DLP23

The challenge from Schar was hard, and he did catch Martinelli’s ankle, but it wasn’t two-footed or reckless, so you could argue that it was a harsh red card.

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