Newcastle United suffered a crushing home defeat to Leicester City on Wednesday – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter took their frustration out on forward Joelinton.
The Magpies were beaten 3-0 by second-placed Leicester in the Premier League fixture at St James’ Park.
Ex-Newcastle attacker Ayoze Perez opened the scoring in the 36th minute for the visitors, before just minutes later James Maddison added a second with a remarkable left-footed rocket into the top corner.
Substitute Hamza Choudhury netted a third late on with another remarkable finish that cannoned in off the crossbar and it was a comprehensive win.
Newcastle were miles off the pace on New Year’s Day and had to play most of the second-half with 10 men following a spate of injuries.
Steve Bruce’s side are 13th in the league table and have a five-point cushion above the relegation spots as it stands.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media were fuming with Brazilian Joelinton after his latest display.
The 23-year-old striker got very little change out of the Leicester defence and was rarely involved in the contest.
He still has just one goal in 23 appearances since his summer arrival for £40million (BBC) from Hoffenheim.
Here are some Newcastle fans on Joelinton:
— Stuiee (@Mrstuie89) January 1, 2020
At any stage of his career Shola Ameobi was a much, much better player than £40m Joelinton. #nufc
— Tom (@toonlowdown) January 1, 2020
Don’t think I’ve ever seen a worse player than Joelinton #NUFC
— nemo (@Will_Neale9) January 1, 2020
Can we not be frightened to say Joelinton is terrible? #nufc
— Dean Johnson (@DeanJohnson32) January 1, 2020
£40m for Joelinton. A mediocre player with a mediocre record (7 goals in 29 games in the Bundesliga) who not only Rafa, but also every other club, wanted to go nowhere near. But yet Mike “I don’t understand football” Ashley and his “advisors” saw great talent in this guy #NUFC
— Angel🎅🎁🎄 (@01dunnn) January 1, 2020
Has their been a Brazilian player with a worse first touch than Joelinton? It’s actually shocking. Just bounces off him. #nufc
— Ant (@furrygiblets) January 1, 2020
Ffs Bruce, get joelinton away on loan. His confidence is absolutely shot to bits #nufc
— Ben Weekes (@pokerpater) January 1, 2020
Joelinton gets worse every single game #nufc
— Kurt Robinson (@Kurt_Robinson) January 1, 2020