Jamaal Lascalles criticised Arsenal’s lack of sportsmanship when Jorginho declined to shake hands with the Newcastle captain following the game.

Jamal Lascalles Blasted Jorginho

The Gunners’ unblemished start to the season was ended by a controversial Anthony Gordon goal in a heated match at St. James’ Park.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta called the decision to allow the goal a “disgrace” in a furious rant after the full-time whistle.

Jamaal Lascalles was left in an equally bad mood in the aftermath of the game, having been snubbed by Jorginho when he attempted to shake hands after the match.


“I’m just so glad that we beat them,” he told the Mirrror.

“Their captain Jorginho didn’t want to shake my hand after the game. I was fuming, it’s not on.‌


“I would never refuse to shake an opposition captain’s hand, no way.

“You can have as many arguments as you want on the pitch but shake hands at the end, it’s part of the sport.

‌”For me, whatever happens on the pitch – handbags or whatever – you show sportsmanship and shake hands afterwards.

“He didn’t do that, so I’m so glad we beat them.


“Players like that, I don’t think it’s acceptable.

“A lot of them walked in but I went up to him to shake his hand but he didn’t want to – and he’s their captain!


“There was a lot of that in the game but that’s football and we managed it well and kept our cool.”

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After the match, Arsenal issued a strongly worded statement backing Arteta’s complaints and calling for the PGMOL to “urgently address the standard of officiating in the Premier League.”

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