Bruno Guimaraes gives Newcastle United star unfortunate new nickname

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Bruno Guimaraes’ new nickname for Anthony Gordon comes with a little misfortune...

Anthony Gordon has wasted no time in settling into life at Newcastle United following his £45million January move from Everton.

The 22-year-old had previously played the role as pantomime villain during his previous visits to St James’ Park as an opposition player.

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You only have to go back to October when Gordon really riled up the Magpies after a war of words with Kieran Trippier forced Fabian Schar to get involved before sparking a melee between both sets of players.

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

But since swapping Merseyside for Tyneside, it hasn’t taken long for Gordon to become a popular member of the dressing room, so much so that his new teammates are already creating nicknames.

Jacob Murphy was the first to chip in after Sunday’s 2-0 win against Manchester United, with Gordon’s blonde hair bringing comparison to Harry Potter fictional star Draco Malfoy as ‘Starboy Malfoy’.

Murphy carried on the Harry Potter theme after last night’s 5-1 demolition of West Ham United by commenting ‘Expelliarmus bro’.

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On the same post, where Gordon captioned the photo: “5* trip to the city! Keep em coming”, Bruno Guimaraes’s nickname for Gordon came with a hint of misfortune. The Brazilian called the winger “Gordito”, which translates to fatty or chubby in Portuguese.

The spirit and team camaraderie is high at Newcastle, with Eddie Howe’s side currently sitting third in the Premier League table as they chase down a spot in next season’s Champions League.

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