In common with many Sunderland supporters, this website may occasionally have given the impression of regarding Alan Shearer as a smug, humourless Mag incapable of passing fair judgement on any issue concerning SAFC.
Salut! Sunderland has quite possibly been slow in the past to deplore childish terrace chants casting assorted slurs on his character.
It is time to set the record straight. In ensuring that for a second successive weekend, Match of the Day should draw attention to gross injustices by match officials against Sunderland, Mr Shearer showed himself to be an entirely reasonable and just man.
Hunt’s goal for Reading, he proved using computer technology, was just as much not a goal as Collins’s header a week before had been a legitimate goal.
Sorry and all that, Alan, at least for now.
This does not bring back the three points stolen from us by outrageous decisions at the ends of both Aston Villa and Reading games. Nor does it alter the fact that SAFC are a desperately poor side in dire need of an injection of Premiership quality.
But you cannot have it all.