Alan Shearer's brilliant four-word response as Newcastle United fans launch ownership bid

Alan Shearer has backed plans from Newcastle United fans to buy a stake in the club.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 8:40 am
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer. (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

NUST board member Alex Hurst believes £3million is a realistic target. Supporters can set up direct debit payments through a dedicated 1892 Pledge website.

And NUST have been received a huge boost in their ambitious campaign with club legend Shearer publicly supporting it.

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United’s record goalscorer tweeted: “Well done, I’m in.”

Hurst said: “It’s important to stress we’re not asking fans to part with their life savings or cash in their pension pots – this is not what Pledge 1892 is about.

“Instead, it’s about making small, regular donations of a few pounds a month, which will build up a fund over time.”

If unsuccessful, funds raised will be donated to an unspecified North East charity.

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