Newcastle United fans left bemused after Kieran Trippier points to the SLEEVE and not the club badge

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Was the message I can shoulder the responsibility? Newcastle United fans left bemused after new signing Kieran Trippier points to the SLEEVE and not the club badge in his official unveiling

  • New signing Kieran Trippier has left Newcastle fans in stitches after his arrival 
  • The 31-year-old pointed to his sleeve and not the club badge during club photos
  • Tripper heads to Tyneside for £12million after a fine spell with Atletico Madrid
  • Fans took to social media to poke fun at the right-back following the blunder 


Kieran Trippier has already made his mark with Newcastle fans, after bizarrely pointing to the clubs sleeve sponsor, online travel agency Kayak, rather than the club crest following his official unveiling.

The 31-year-old became Newcastle United’s first signing under their Saudi-backed owners in a £12million deal from Atletico Madrid.

Trippier agreed terms on a two-and-a-half-year deal with option of a further year, following two-and-a-half years in the Spanish capital with the La Liga giants. 

Defender Kieran Trippier was unveiled as Newcastle United's first January addition

Defender Kieran Trippier was unveiled as Newcastle United’s first January addition 

The 31-year-old reunited with his former boss Eddie Howe who he worked with at Burnley

The 31-year-old reunited with his former boss Eddie Howe who he worked with at Burnley

Fans were quick to notice the blunder after Newcastle posted a picture of their new  addition pointing at his sleeve rather than the Toon crest.

Lee Cruickshank wrote on Twitter: ‘That’s where the championship badge will be, next season.’

And user Janmpolsky said: ‘Hope he’s more accurate with his crosses!’

Fan Willftbl added: ‘Let’s hope he can pick out a man better than he can pick out the badge.’

Other users poked fun at the defenders’ blunder: 

The England international will wear the No 15 shirt at Newcastle after signing his contract

The England international will wear the No 15 shirt at Newcastle after signing his contract

Trippier spoke after he became Newcastle's first signing under their Saudi-backed ownership

Trippier spoke after he became Newcastle’s first signing under their Saudi-backed ownership

And Mark Jennings added: ‘He is hoping that kayak will quickly find him a cheap flight out of there in May!’

Mark Lisgo also wrote: ‘He can point where to get the best deals for flights from Madrid to Newcastle though!’

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