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‘I feel your pain’: Andy Carroll posts cheeky Instagram picture sympathising with Tottenham as he claims handball rule forces players to perform ‘pencil jumps’ in aerial battles following controversial late penalty for Newcastle Andy Carroll took to Instagram to sympathise with Spurs over penalty decision Tottenham were looking to see out a 1-0 win before the ball hit Eric Dier's arm Carroll said the controversial decision forces players to perform 'pencil jumps' Carroll, who is known for dominating aerial battles, said he 'feels' their 'pain' 

By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline

Published: 12:33 BST, 28 September 2020 | Updated: 13:05 BST, 28 September 2020

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Andy Carroll has taken to Instagram to sympathise with Tottenham after he won a last-minute penalty that saw Newcastle United walk away with an unlikely point on Sunday. 

The former England striker criticised the handball rule by posting a picture of stick man performing a ‘pencil jump’ on social media, claiming it was the ‘new rule for any aerial challenges’.

The jibe came after Carroll was awarded a penalty for a late header that struck the arm of Eric Dier, who was facing the other way, inside the penalty box at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the weekend.  

Andy Carroll has taken to Instagram to sympathise with Tottenham over penalty decision

 Andy Carroll has taken to Instagram to sympathise with Tottenham over penalty decision

Carroll has says the controversial decision forces players to perform 'pencil jumps' in the air

Carroll has says the controversial decision forces players to perform 'pencil jumps' in the air

VAR was called into action on the night and referee Peter Bankes was advised to review the incident on the pitchside monitor. 

After watching the replay several times, Bankes pointed to the spot and awarded

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