Bellamy admits red card shame
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle were already a goal down at the time and the loss of Welsh firebrand Bellamy saw them fall to a 4-1 Champions League defeat at St James' Park.
The 23-year-old was a hero in the last match with Feyenoord scoring the winning goal in a 3-2 triumph but he sooned turned to villain.
"The walk down the tunnel was the lowest point of my career. I was in trouble as soon as I looked at the linesman," confessed Bellamy.
"I play international football, I should know better. I was disappointed with the player's reaction but that is no excuse.
"I have let down myself, the players, the management and the fans."
Coach Sir Bobby Robson was furious with the conduct of the former Coventry City ace who has already been suspended for a headbutting incident in Kiev during the first phase of the competition.
Bellamy, who left the pitch in tears, now faces another lengthy suspension from Uefa and Robson will not be lenient on the speedy attacker.
"This will be an internal matter and it is a situation we will deal with," declared Robsoon.
"It was irresponsible and unprofessional and for that the team has suffered.
"You must control yourself. The lads left out there all gave an extra 10 percent to make up for Bellamy."
On the 4-1 home thrashing Robson bemoaned: "It was a horrible, cruel, unforgettable and unforgivable night."