I apologize to the fans for getting sent off but no way was I pulling out of that tackle in a game of that importance. I’m sorry. I have also apologzsed to Sir Alex, just where I come from people don’t grass people up to get someone sent off.
~ Jonjo Shelvey, 22 September 2012
Via Twitter. Shelvey was sent off with a straight red card after going into a tackle with Jonny Evans with both feet. Evans went in for a two-footed tackle as well but only Shelvey was sent off. He was not happy with Sir Alex Ferguson for Ferguson’s part (if any) in getting him sent off.