Date: 3rd September 2019 at 4:30pm
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Gary Lineker has weighed into the feud between  legend Alan Shearer and Michael Owen with a typically cheeky comment.

Shearer and Owen clashed on Tuesday after the latter claimed that the ’s all-time leading scorer had tried to leave his boyhood club for Liverpool at one point.

That accusation came after Shearer suggested the one-time Ballon d’Or winner had failed to give his full effort at James’ Park, despite being on an exorbitant wage.

After the spat went viral, Lineker piped up with a characteristically sharp response, writing on his own personal account: “Feel like I should have a row with .”


Linker isn’t shy when it comes to giving his opinion on Twitter, or when it comes to rinsing his colleagues with a witty comment or two. But this spat between Shearer and Owen is something else. Arguably ’s two greatest strikers of the past 25 years, except perhaps , openly and unashamedly calling each other out in a public arena, questioning each others’ loyalty and professionalism – it’s difficult to think of a direct comparative. Whoever is right, and it’s possible that both are in their own way, one thing is for certain, Owen hasn’t got a cat in hell’s chance of winning this one in the eyes of the faithful. A flop from day one, the ex-Liverpool man should know better than to go toe-to-toe with Shearer when it comes to matters on Tyneside. If there is one rule at St. James’ Park, you never call into question Shearer’s messianic status.