'I don't care' - Furious Gabby Logan launches rare social media tirade after Newcastle United penalty decision

The television star made no secret of her fury towards VAR after Tuesday night's Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain.
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Television star and Newcastle United fan Gabby Logan took to X with a series of furious posts about the decision to award Paris Saint-Germain a penalty in the dying moments of Tuesday night's Champions League meeting at the Parc des Princes.

The 50-year-old makes no secret of her love for the Magpies but rarely takes to social media to broadcast her views on the side like some other high-profile supporters. However, left furious by the intervention of VAR to penalise a supposed handball by Tino Livramento with just moments left in the vital Group Stage match.

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PSG star Kylian Mbappe netted from the subsequent penalty kick and landed a sizeable dent in the Magpies' hopes of getting out of the so-called 'group of death' - although that feat is not impossible.

Taking to social media as the decision was made, the Final Score and Sports Personality of the Year star wrote 'no way' as she agreed with commentator Ally McCoist's comment that the ball had first hit the chest.

Logan then added: "I should clarify for those under any doubt I was talking about the pen awarded in the last min in the #PSGNEW match. I don’t want to get a yellow card so I am walking away now."

Just 17 minutes later, still seething about the result, Logan was back on X as she said, 'I don't care if I get a yellow card'. She went on to write: "If the referee makes that decision without VAR I can almost forgive him, but he has seen the replays and he’s still made the wrong decision. So I can’t.

Gabby Logan has been a Newcastle United fan since the 90s (Image: Getty Images)Gabby Logan has been a Newcastle United fan since the 90s (Image: Getty Images)
Gabby Logan has been a Newcastle United fan since the 90s (Image: Getty Images)
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"Let’s try that again…..in other news… I am very proud of my team, that was some display of unity."

The television star was born and raised in Leeds and first got into football by attending Bradford City games. It was when the presenter moved to the North East to study at Durham in the early 90s that she developed a love for Newcastle United and has gone on to support the club as a patron of the Newcastle United Foundation.

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