JONJO SHELVEY slammed his former Newcastle team-mates as a “bunch of whingebags” after they beat his Nottingham Forest side.
Shelvey joined Newcastle from Swansea in January 2016 for £12million.
But the 31-year-old dropped down the pecking order in the new era at St James’ Park and left to join Forest in January.
He welcomed his former club to the City Ground last night but Alexander Isak secured a brace and the three points for the Magpies as his last-ditch penalty earned a 2-1 victory.
Newcastle also had a goal controversially disallowed when Sean Longstaff was deemed to be offside in the build-up of Elliot Anderson’s headed effort.
However, the ball was played by two Forest defenders BEFORE hitting Longstaff.
The Toon faithful were understandably furious, with even the rulebook backing up their side, with legend Alan Shearer even telling VAR to “f*** off”.
But after the game Shelvey took aim at his old team and told Sky Sports: “I didn’t think [Newcastle] would whinge as much as they did on the pitch. But it is a game of football.
“I represent this football club now. I will give it my all. But yeah, a lot of whingebags in their team.”
Although he did add: “I will tell them that, only in a jokey way. I hope they get into Europe and have just positive words about the club.”
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Shelvey made 202 Toon appearances, chipping in with 18 goals, but took to the field just three times in the Premier League this season.
His contract was due to expire in the north-east this summer.
Ironically, though, Shelvey was just two starts away from triggering a contract extension with the Magpies.
The six-cap England international last played for them in the Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth on December 20.
So far he has made six appearances for Steve Cooper’s relegation strugglers.