Shearer: John Terry would never do what Fabricio Coloccini did v QPR

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The Newcastle United legend criticised the skipper on Match of the Day. He's not the first pundit to do so.

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has criticised club captain Fabricio Coloccini for the role he played in his side's 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon, according to the Chronicle.

The St James' Park outfit held the lead against QPR but ended up losing their ninth game in 10 at Loftus Road.

And Shearer says you wouldn't see Chelsea's John Terry doing what Coloccini did against the R's.

Indeed, the Newcastle legend was highly critical of the Argentine for committing a defender's cardinal sin and turning his back on the ball against QPR.

He is quoted as saying on Match of the Day by the Chronicle: "Coloccini turns his back and I hate to see centre-halves turn their back like that. You never see John Terry turn his back. He’d be throwing himself at the ball.

"Newcastle for the first half did well. Once QPR got that first goal you could see them shrink, you could see the pressure come on them."

Shearer is far from the first pundit to criticise Coloccini this season, of course, with Phil Neville, Mick Quinn and more slamming the Newcastle captain for his role in their slide towards the relegation zone.

All the criticism in the world just hasn't got through to the 'best coach in the Premier League' or his players, however, and the Magpies could be down and out if Hull City beat Manchester United on the last day of the season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea skipper Terry will be celebrating the league title...

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