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
5. The post-stamp I did not mean it gesture
He was duly sent off and social media was not happy.