Simon Jordan tears in to ‘dullard’ Alan Shearer over BBC Match of the Day stance

Simon Jordan has torn into 'dullard' Alan Shearer after the Match of the Day pundit apologised to viewers for the missed show that followed Gary Lineker's removal.

With Lineker forced to step back from the role after he compared the government's language surrounding the controversial Illegal Migration Bill to that of Germany in the 1930s, the show was replaced by a generic Premier League highlights package.

On returning to the air after the BBC themselves went back on their stance, Shearer was quick to address the missed week of the broadcast with an apology.

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In part of his Mail column, entitled 'Spare us, Shearer' Jordan wrote in response: "Alan Shearer, dullard No 3, apologised to the nation – or his version of it – as the BBC solidarity gang did us all a favour and went back to work, explaining what an awful position he thinks he and his colleagues were put in.

"Alan, you weren’t put in a position. Your mate decided to say things that the leading face of sport at the BBC should not have said and you and your gang, the other virtue-signalling fools, went out and compounded the problem, creating a race to the bottom for what the BBC may well now become.

"Your little attempted apology this past Saturday showed how important you think you are. And how out of touch you are."

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Newcastle hero Shearer and Ian Wright were swift to step back from their roles following the news surrounding their colleague, which led to the apology.

Shearer had said on screen: "I just need to clear up and wanted to say how upset we were for the audience that missed out last weekend.

"It was a really difficult situation for everyone concerned and through no fault of their own some really great people in TV and radio were put in an impossible situation and that wasn’t fair, so it’s good to get back to some sort of normality and be talking about football again."

Lineker and Shearer returned for FA Cup coverage last weekend, with the presenter expected to open up with one of his trademark quips.

Opting for a more serious message, the former Leicester and Barcelona striker said: "Alan, it's good to be here."

Having previously tweeted: "Ah the joys of being allowed to stick to football!"


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