Newcastle manager Steve McClaren sent an email to thousands of Toon Army fans ahead of the upcoming derby, re-assuring them that their beloved team won’t be complacent during the biggest fixture of the season so far on Sunday. He has sent a few emails to fans since joining Newcastle – it’s part of the club’s new approach to try and connect more with the supporters and to improve overall communications between fans and the board.
However, it seems that his recent email targeted some unwanted recipients – by mistake we are sure, but it happened nonetheless. It was sent to at least one Sunderland fan, who took to Twitter to share his bemusement and question why he is getting emails from the manager Newcastle United…
— Keith 'Big Sam' Fan (@jezzrez) October 22, 2015
These days, you can often rely on Toon legend Alan Shearer to find a witty comeback when someone is acting up on Twitter about Newcastle – and on this occasion it was no different.
Here is what the all-time top scorer of the Premier League had to say in response to the Sunderland fan…
He must know that secretly you love the toon! https://t.co/okOwUsMFFB
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 22, 2015
Some of you may recognise the Twitter profile of the Sunderland fan who posted the original Tweet. He has been on the receining end of Shearer’s Twitter banter before – check this out -> Sunderland fan deletes Tweet after being mocked by Shearer.
It turns out that he is actually a friend of Big Al’s – so it’s not just a conicdence that he has responded to the same Sunderland fan twice, which would be quite unusual considering the amount of Tweets he receives each day (many of them are from jealous Mackems. who wished they had a player even half as good as Shearer to represent their team).
Shearer has been amusing since joining Twitter – here are some other examples of his great banter.
The Premier League’s all time top scorer was undoubtedly more prolific against many teams other than Sunderland, but he still managed to net 3 times against Newcastle’s local rivals.