Newcastle United were held to a 1-1 away draw by League One Rochdale on Saturday afternoon – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter ripped into Joelinton for his performance.
The Magpies could only manage a draw against the third-tier club in the FA Cup third round, which means their will be a replay at St James’ Park to decide who progresses further.
Miguel Almiron scored in the first-half for the visitors to give the Premier League outfit an advantage, but Rochdale thoroughly deserved their equaliser and were the much better team in the second-half.
Aaron Wilbraham, 40, popped up with a late equaliser to earn a cup replay and the underdogs also missed the chance of a winner in the closing stages.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media couldn’t help vent their frustration at Joelinton following his latest display.
Manager Steve Bruce kept a strong side to face Rochdale, which meant Joelinton retaining his spot and it looked an ideal fixture for him to get some confidence in front of goal.
But he’s still managed just one goal all season since his £40million (BBC) arrival in the summer from Hoffenheim and didn’t help himself at the weekend.
The 23-year-old Brazilian lost possession in the build up to Rochdale’s equaliser, as well as offering very little goal threat against a League One team and his confidence looks rock bottom.
Here are some Newcastle fans commenting on Joelinton:
Get rid of Joelinton he has no passion or desire at all he cost 40 million and isn’t worth 1 , he isn’t fit to wear that Badge
— ⚪️⚫️ (@owenhardy180) January 4, 2020
Terminate Joelinton’s contract please
— Tommy #2HYPE (@TommyLS_) January 4, 2020
Joelinton has to be the very worst value for money signing in world footballing history. Can’t even do the basics well. #NUFC
— Chris Robson (@crobson17) January 4, 2020
SELL JOELINTON NOW
— Robbie 🏴 (@ManL1keMatty) January 4, 2020
Joelinton has been a passenger today, hoped he’d bag 1 or 2 to get his confidence up.#nufc
— Wes Welch (@wezwelch88) January 4, 2020
Joelinton needs to start donating his wages back so we can buy someone new #NUFC
— David Haeberle (@DWHoPSU) January 4, 2020
Why is Joelinton still on? The bloke offers nothing #Nufc
— Graeme Fazakerley (@GraemeFaz) January 4, 2020
Defended him every week. Can not defend him today. Joelinton was absolutely woeful. Had the service, had the chances, did nothing. #NUFC
— Danny ✌🏼 (@YnnadRendrag) January 4, 2020