Back in January 2014, Cheick Tiote appeared to have scored an equaliser for Newcastle United at St James’ Park against Manchester City, only for referee Mike Jones to rule the effort out. Unsurprisingly many Magpies are still fuming at the decision.
Following a corner delivery from Yohan Cabaye, the ball took a deflection and bounced away, only for Tiote to smash in an incredible screamer from outside the box. Jones then enraged the Toon Army when he disallowed the sensational strike as he judged Yoan Gouffran was interfering with an opposing player by apparently distracting City keeper Joe Hart (Independent).
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 16, 2020
Fan favourite Tiote contributed nine assists and a goal for the Black and Whites and made over 150 appearances for the club during a six year spell in Tyneside (Transfermarkt).
Sadly the former Ivorian international passed away in China in 2017 but he will always be remembered as a beloved cult hero (BBC).
Needless to say Geordie fans haven’t forgotten about the absolute shocker. Check out some of the reactions to the ‘shocking decision’ on Twitter…
I am still just as bitter about this as I was when watching it live.
— Phil (@PhilofNCL) March 16, 2020
Shocking decision, can we have a Jordan Pickford sticking his tongue out please
— Adam Pearson (@MikeAshleyFan12) March 16, 2020
— James DeMarco (@jazadal) March 16, 2020
— Tom Howard (@Tom_Howard7) March 16, 2020
Still hurts this
— (@JtheHall) March 17, 2020
Bloody disgrace of a decision but I like the way he ignored Pardew in his celebration
— neilB (@neilTheMagpie) March 16, 2020
I kid you not when that got disallowed I cried for a solid hour
— Brian Jessop (@br1xnn) March 17, 2020
Worst moment of life at the moment when that was disallowed – couldn’t work out why and I cried almost all the way home – was only 10 or something
— Ben Mancebo-Thomas (@BenMancebo) March 16, 2020
Newcastle fans, do you think Mike Jones’ decision is one of the biggest blunders in Premier League history? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below!
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