Alan Shearer hits back at Jeff Stelling over Match of the Day jibe

Match of the Day

Alan Shearer has come to the defense of Match of the Day following Jeff Stelling's scathing criticism of the BBC's "horrible production choice" during Saturday's night programme.

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Stelling, a former Sky Sports presenter who presents his own program on talkSPORT, was extremely upset with how Match of the Day reported on Newcastle's victory against West Ham.

In an exciting Premier League game filled with events, Eddie Howe's team managed to defeat the Hammers 4-3. The game was heightened by Anthony Gordon's red card.

The famed footballer from Newcastle, Shearer, often appears as an expert commentator on Match of the Day together with Ian Wright, who is renowned for his skills and achievements in Arsenal. Typically, the program is hosted by Gary Lineker.

However, the most recent episode of MOTD was presented by Alex Scott, who had Martin Keown and Stephen Warnock as her fellow experts instead.

Stelling had a problem with the three individuals for not examining Newcastle's second penalty that was scored by Alexander Isak following Kalvin Phillips' wrongdoing against Gordon.

Stelling shared on social media that it was intriguing for MotD to ignore the second penalty decision of Newcastle, which seemed to be the most disputable choice of the weekend.

"It's important to note that @AlexScott shouldn't be blamed for this, as the real issue lies with the poor decision-making of the production team."

Shearer has given a reply to Stelling's remarks. He wrote, "Good morning, Jeff. I reckon they didn't display it because it was an obvious penalty and, as you're aware, there's a restricted amount of time for the program. I hope you're doing well."

At the beginning of the week, Stelling received a lot of attention for expressing his harsh opinion about Ben White, a prominent player of Arsenal. Additionally, he suggested that Manchester United should acquire Jarrad Branthwaite in the upcoming summer.

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