Newcastle United's Jack Colback was today called up to the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson.
It’s excellent news for the newly-signed Newcastle-born midfielder. Having spent eight years in the Sunderland set-up, he hadn’t ever got a look in. However, after having played just two games for Newcastle, he has been rewarded with his first call-up.
And on that note, many Sunderland fans have reacted badly to the news on Twitter. Here are just a few of the responses:
Jack Colback in the England squad ahead of Cattermole? That is actually bullshit #SAFC
Jack Colback in the England squad! Never got a look in at Sunderland yet he’s joined Newcastle and suddenly he is world class!
— Jess! (@Jess_SAFC) August 28, 2014
Colback would not get in ahead of Rodwell, Larsson and Cattermole #safc
How the fuck has Colback got an England call up, he’s shite. I font understand how Cattermole hasn’t been called up, absolute rubbish
— Adam Watson (@Watooooooo) August 28, 2014
— :TheKidJenko (@johnnyjenko) August 28, 2014
Congratulations to Jack Colback – an SAFC Youth product in the England squad – though I have no idea how he got in ahead of Cattermole….. — Gary Jerry (@garyjerry) August 28, 2014
And this is how several of the Newcastle fans reacted.
— NUFC Away Tickets (@nufcawaytickets) August 28, 2014
— Nicholas Stothard (@Nic8GK) August 28, 2014