Mick Quinn and Don Hutchison slam 'braindead' Coloccini on Twitter

Fabricio Coloccini

The former Newcastle man and life-long fan were left frustrated by the Magpies skipper against Sunderland.

Mick Quinn has slammed 'braindead' Fabricio Coloccini after he was sent off for a challenge on Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher during the Wear-Tyne derby on Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle lost their sixth derby in a row against the Black Cats and the game turned after Coloccini rammed into Fletcher in the penalty area, conceding a spot-kick and earning himself a red card.

Meanwhile, former Sunderland midfielder and life-long Newcastle fan Don Hutchison also took to Twitter to criticise the 33-year-old.

There was plenty of debate about the decision that greeted Coloccini's barge in the box. Many feel it wasn't a penalty and even more feel the Newcastle man should never have been sent off.

But what's clear is the Argentine was stupid against Sunderland. Why on earth was he going in for an unneccesary barge like that? And why was he making his body shape so obvious while doing it?

Coloccini looked like a bull with horns charging at someone.

The Newcastle skipper was terrible last season and was rewarded with a new contract. He has been terrible this season and Steve McClaren has sung his praises in response.

That's what you get when you worship mediocrity - and Sunderland reaped the rewards on Sunday afternoon.

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