Alan Shearer confirms what he said to Dan Burn following Newcastle United horror show

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Dan Burn did not cover himself in glory during Newcastle United's 4-4 draw with Luton Town

Alan Shearer has admitted he poked fun at Dan Burn just hours after his Newcastle United horror show.

The 6ft 7in defender endured one of his worst performances in a Toon shirt against Luton Town. His tug on Chiedozie Ogbene on the hour mark resulted in a penalty for the Hatters - which Carlton Morris buried to put them in front.

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Moments later, Burn fumbled on the attack to leave space at the back for Elijah Adebayo to double Luton’s advantage. The 31-year-old was hooked for Tino Livramento following the five minutes of madness.

Newcastle appeared set for an embarrassing defeat before rallying to earn a thrilling 4-4 draw. An overriding sense of “what could have been” emanated around St James’ Park as the Magpies failed to kick on from the win at Aston Villa days earlier.

But received much of the criticism post-match - earning the lowest score in our NewcastleWorld player ratings. But the Blyth-born defender was forced to face the music as he attended Shearer’s charity event for his foundation.

The Alan Shearer Foundation provides social care and provision for disabled children in Newcastle. An annual event has attracted showbiz stars, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow and Sam Fender performing in previous years.

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Burn attended as a guest following Newcastle’s game against Luton and was met with a deadpan joke on arrival. Shearer explained on his The Rest Is Football podcast: “I did (poke fun at Burn). I couldn’t resist it. I said it was nice of Dan Burn to turn up tonight, more than he did at 3pm this afternoon.

“I did say that we had all had them. And he stuck his hand up and said ‘Yeah, I had one (a mare) today’. He took it in the right way, we all had a laugh.”

While the star-studded bash took place, former Manchester City defender Micah Richards performed punditry duties on Match of the Day in Shearer’s absence. The 35-year-old laughed while explaining how poorly Burn played - insisting he tried his best not to bury him.

“We’ve all been there as players,” Richards added. “You don’t want to dig him out especially, do you do it around the team but, in all the clips given to me, he’s in every one! I looked after him, let’s say that.”

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