JAMES MADDISON brilliantly hit back at Geordie Shore star Scotty T after the Leicester player was branded ‘cheating’ by Newcastle fans.
The Foxes ace, 25 years old, starring in a 4-0 win over the Magpies at King Power Stadium, scored with one goal and one assist.
Maddison played a huge role in all four strikes, as he won the penalty Youri Tielemans converted just before the break after being fouled by Jamaal Lascelles.
His stunning ball then sent Harvey Barnes past goal, who squared off with Patson Daka to make Leicester 2-0.
The England international then scored for the Tielemans in second place of the game after he passed it to his teammate disinterestedly.
He completed the goal with a close-range finish into the bottom right corner late in the game after a one-two with Daka.
But the reality TV personality, who spent seven years on the hit MTV show Geordie Show, took aim at Maddison on social media after he won the spot.
Real name Scott Timlin, the 33-year-old TV star hinted that Maddison dived to win the penalty after he posted a photo of Tokyo 2020 gold medal winner Tom Daley.
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Caption for the photo, he tweeted: “James Maddison when he saw a leg in the box. Cheating c***.”
Maddison was quick to hit back at the 2016 Celebrity Big Brother winner by saying he likes Geordie Shore’s former co-star Gary Beadle.
He posted: “Gaz is always preferred anyway.”
Magpies boss Eddie Howe also criticized Maddison, as he claimed he made the most of the connection from Lascelles.
Howe said: “I’m surprised the referee didn’t use VAR to give himself a different look.
“It was obviously a controversial decision, and I always encourage the referees to go and have a different view of themselves.
“I don’t think the scoreline is going to reflect the game, and I think the penalty decision obviously has a huge influence on the result.
“In my opinion, I don’t think it’s a penalty.
“Maddison will act before contact is made, and it is disappointing that the referee has not reviewed himself. That would have been the best decision.”
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