Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for a stamp just three minutes into the second half of Newcastle’s opening fixture against Tottenham, with the sides locked at 0-0.

Initially there had been some debate as to whether Shelvey’s indiscretion was worthy of a red but upon further inspection it looked pretty clear cut.

So, here is how to get sent off in five stages:

1. Gesture to pick up the ball

2. Lift leg at unnatural angle

3. Prepare to stamp

4. Stamp

5. The post-stamp I did not mean it gesture

He was duly sent off and social media was not happy.