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15th Aug 2015

The internet takes the p*ss out of Newcastle’s new Alan Shearer statue

What a statue...

Ben Kenyon

Alan Shearer is a bit of a legend on his native Tyneside.

The local-boy-done-good returned to Newcastle United after winning the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers.

The goal-scoring machine didn’t exactly bring the trophies pouring into his boyhood club, but he’s a hero none-the-less.

Now, thanks to ex-Magpies chief Freddie Shepherd, they’ve built a statue of the Match of the Day presenter.

The 9ft effigy of the Geordie hero has already been sculpted in China and they’re just waiting to ship it back to Newcastle.

It will still never beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s tent-pitching effort though…

But Twitter reacted brilliantly to the news…

H/T Mirror