Alan Shearer launches attack on Craig Bellamy

Ollie Irish

20th, June 2007


shearerbellamy.JPGNewcastle legend Alan Shearer has revealed rumours of Craig Bellamy returning to St James’s Park had him reaching for the bottle. The retired Magpies striker said he needed a few drinks to calm him down after reading that Sam Allardyce was planning to sign the Welsh international.
Shearer said: “I was having a few days away in France with my former Newcastle team-mates Gary Speed and Steve Harper and the wives and I picked up the newspaper. I was having a fantastic day. But when I read Bellamy for Newcastle I thought I would definitely have to have another drink. I had several. I hope there’s nothing in it.”

Bellamy, aged 27, left Newcastle in controversial circumstances after public bust-ups with managers Sir Bobby Robson and Graeme Souness, and a scuffle with coach Terry McDermott. He also fell out with Shearer and allegedly sent him abusive phone messages before moving from Newcastle.
Continuing his attack on Bellamy, Shearer added: “Has no-one learned their lesson about signing him? If only Rafa Benitez had rung me I would have told him exactly what he was like.” [Via BBC Sport]