Alan Shearer: Arsenal Fans Troll Newcastle Legend After Mbappe Scores Controversial Penalty

Alan Shearer: Arsenal Fans Troll Newcastle Legend After Mbappe Scores Controversial Penalty

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Alan Shearer's past comments came back to bite him after PSG were given a controversial penalty
  • Kylian Mbappe stepped up to score the spot-kick to share the spoils with Newcastle in Paris
  • Shearer recently congratulated the officials after a controversial decision was awarded in his favour

Alan Shearer is learning quickly that life comes at you fast.

Just when he was about to celebrate his former side, Newcastle United, completing a historic Champions League double over Paris Saint-Germain, they conceded a stoppage-time penalty, which Kylian Mbappe duly converted.

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring against Newcastle United on November 28. Photo by Christian Liewig - Corbis
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Tino Livramento was adjudged to have made his body unnaturally bigger when he stopped an Ousmane Dembele cross inside the penalty area. The bone of contention was that the ball ricocheted off his chest before hitting his arm, which ordinarily should be excused under UEFA's board advisory recommendations.

But the referee, Szymon Marciniak, awarded the penalty, which left Shearer posting expletives on his X account(formerly Twitter)

The Premier League all-time top scorer was understandably livid with the decision, which instantly relegated the Magpies to third place on the table.

Fans, especially Arsenal fans, were quick to remind him of how he celebrated a decision that went his way a couple of weeks back.

Shearer's statement after Newcastle vs Arsenal

The incident happened when Newcastle survived a triple VAR check to get the Anthony Gordon goal against the Gunners.

Joe Willock was thought to have retrieved the ball after it had crossed the line before swinging it into the area. Joelinton appeared to shove Gabriel Magalhaes before finding Gordon, who was thought to be offside.

The goal was given, prompting a nod of approval from Shearer, who tweeted;

"Well done, ref! You are the man."

Fans have now called him out for double standards as he cried over the decision that went against them in Paris.

@Kazafy said;

"When it happens to them, it’s a different story ref’s decision, move on. Can’t hear those words coming out from him today."

@silvaginif said;

"Cook that Alan. He deserves the pain and tears from the result of the match"

The result at the Parc Des Princes leaves Eddie Howe's chances of qualifying for the round of 16 in jeopardy. They must beat AC Milan on the final day and hope Borussia Dortmund beat PSG on the final match day.

Fans claim Newcastle got robbed

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Paris Saint-Germain needing a 98th-minute penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in the UCL to keep their knockout hopes alive.

Angry fans, journalists, and former Newcastle United players took to social media immediately after the game to slam PSG and the centre referee for the late penalty decision.

Former Magpie Alan Shearer described the referee's decision to award a late penalty to PSG as 'disgusting', with his club on the verge of being eliminated from their group.

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