Alan Shearer has revealed that he is working with Ian Wright today.
The Newcastle legend spending Saturday afternoon with the former Arsenal striker, watching the matches in advance of recording Match of The Day later today.
Shearer used his Twitter account to put out the following message:
“Should be fun with this loony all day!”
Obviously Alan Shearer has to be more polite than the rest of us but hopefully sometime today he will have a quiet word and put this ‘loony’ right.
Two weeks ago, Ian Wright went embarrassingly over the top and showed himself to be a total hypocrite when he demanded action had to be taken against the Newcastle fans.
Wright’s hysterical reaction was after the Newcastle supporters gave referee Andre Marriner stick during his card-happy performance when Newcastle met Ian Wright’s Arsenal.
Ian Wright told The Sun:
“I was at the Newcastle v Arsenal match at the weekend, in the middle of the Toon fans, and was disgusted by the abuse they hurled at Andre Marriner.
“It wasn’t just a small group, it was thousands of them acting in unison, I found it unfair and deeply offensive.”
“I don’t like to see bullying in any form and that’s what the Toon fans were doing, It is not on, and when it gets this bad the football authorities have to look at it and take action.”
This embarrassing over-reaction was bad enough but then Mag reader Steven Ions (@ions316) pointed us towards an appearance Ian Wright made on BT Sport less than a year ago, a programme hosted by Danny Baker and Danny Kelly.
Laughing and joking as he told his story, this is what Ian Wright was happy to relate, concerning when a referee had happened to upset him.
“I got sent off for West Ham against Leeds and it was one of those where you know, where you see someone and you say to them…’Just get off the pitch, it’s not going to change anything by chasing the referee around the players and everything’.
“So I get in and as I was going in the dressing room, I don’t know what happened, I just…the referee’s door was there – I kicked it in, I went in, threw all his clothes in the bath, smashed the telly up the wall, I went mad in there.
“I came out and as I came out – it was almost as though I came back to normal.”
Over to you Alan, we’re counting on you putting our friend Ian ‘Loony’ Wright in his place.
PS Hopefully referee Jonathan Moss sends off at least three or four Arsenal players this afternoon and Ian Wright can explain tonight why the Arsenal fans have woken up and started throwing the cushions off their seats onto the pitch…
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 12, 2015