Newcastle's Miguel Almiron is slated on Twitter

New signing Miguel Almiron poses for photos with the sponsorship boards at St.James' Park on January 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The Newcastle United star is being pelted on Twitter.

Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United is challenged by David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United at Vitality Stadium on...

Well, Newcastle United fans don't have to worry about Miguel Almiron getting injured on international duty anymore.

An injury to the Paraguay international could've been terrible for the Magpies' Premier League survival chances, with Newcastle still not completely safe from relegation.

Almiron faced Mexico in a friendly in the early hours of this morning, but was sent off seven minutes after coming on in the second half.

The former Atlanta FC playmaker, a £20 million signing in January [The Sun], appeared to rake his studs down the leg of Jose Juan Vazquez, while his country were trailing 3-1.

 

And suffice to say that some neutral fans have slammed the incident.

The tackle sparked a melee between both sets of players, with Mexico's Miguel Layun taking exception to the challenge and physically confronting one of Almiron's team-mates.

From a Newcastle perspective, it's good that he escaped unharmed.

Benitez's side are seven points clear of danger, but United visit Arsenal on Monday in what could be a defeat for the Magpies.

If Cardiff City win at home to Chelsea, the gap to the St James's Park will be four points, depending also on results elsewhere.

Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 26, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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