Date: 24th March 2006 at 1:42pm
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Robbie Elliott has blasted Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips for diving in the FA Cup quarter final at Stamford Bridge. It conned the referee and the Toon defender was shown the red card, and now the 32-year-old fears for his future.

Robbie Elliot: ‘I’d hoped he might have been in touch to apologise, but I’ve not heard anything from Shaun Wright-Phillips yet. That red card could have ended my season.

‘I had a lot of respect for the lad before but that’s gone, it’s very disappointing. I’m playing for a new contract, for my future, and what has happened could end all that. I’m now banned for the Charlton match and with Titus Bramble, Jean-Alain Boumsong and Craig Moore coming back, I might not get into the team again.

‘I’ve been told the ref is willing to retract the card, but under the regulations, he can’t.’