Former England striker Alan Shearer continues to shed the boring label he once had as a pundit, displaying a more opinionated streak in recent months.
He yesterday jabbed back at a Newcastle United fan who told him he was talking rubbish over Fabricio Coloccini's red card at the weekend.
Coloccini's suspension was over turned by the FA, with the BBC reporting he will no longer have to serve a one match ban against Stoke on Saturday as punishment for his dismissal in the defeat to rivals Sunderland.
Here is a look at the exchange Shearer had on Twitter, beginning with his reaction to the red card.
Plenty of possession,no cutting edge. Penalty yes, red card no. #SAFCvNUFC— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 25, 2015
@alanshearer Shearer your my hero but your talking shite. It wasNo pen and no red. If it's a pen then it's a red as it's last man.— James Marjoribanks (@Marjoribanks9) October 25, 2015
Shearer is obviously glad Coloccini will be able to play this weekend, but being proven right, as he sees it, is always a nice bonus.
'Club legend in dispute with fan' is just the sort of event to play out after a derby defeat with emotions running high. When results start improving with consistency on the pitch, there will naturally be more harmony off it.