Date: 15th January 2020 at 8:00am
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Newcastle United’s Joelinton is obviously a £40m striker to have played in Brazil, Austria and Germany but, as we stand, it could be argued that it’s the – with all due respect – fairly unfashionable outfit of League One Rochdale who define his career in black and white thus far. 

Met with chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ for the kind of performance that saw him handed just a 2/10 by the Chronicle away at Spotland just under a fortnight ago, the Brazilian finally broke his duck against the same opposition last night. Indeed, it was his first goal since August and his first on Tyneside, with manager Steve Bruce somewhat hinting that he can take heart from teammate Miguel Almiron, who has recently hit form after a barren run.

While the 23-year-old has invoked the ire of a number of supporters this season at time, it must be said that one vocal supporter of the player has been the Daily Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Over the last few weeks, he’s stuck by the South American, and it’s not hard to imagine he received flack for that, as you can see here.

So, though Joelinton’s goal is obviously the main story here, the reaction to Edwards’ tweet were always going to be noteworthy. After all, it’s fair to say the former Hoffenheim man has divided opinion thus far, so seeing how sections of the support reacted to a man to have backed him certainly seems interesting.

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at it.

https://twitter.com/1karenannwalker/status/1217212775438671875

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