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.
The Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust (NUST) launched an initiative called the 1892 Pledge, which is aiming to raise enough money to buy a percentage of the club when Mike Ashley finally sells up.
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.
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.