Football pundit and ex Newcastle United striker, Alan Shearer, has found himself in hot water after threatening to send Ebola to the house of a Sunderland fan.
After tweeting out a promotion to give away signed England shirts, for betting company Coral, Shearer received some not so kind replies.
— Coral (@Coral) June 2, 2016
“@Coral @alanshearer I’d rather get an envelope full of Ebola in the post than a shirt signed by him. Weetabix headed c**t.”
This is where the conversation should have finished….but Shearer couldn’t help but respond to the Sunderland fan.
Send me your address and I’m sure I can arrange that. https://t.co/VMwpbDdBBm
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 2, 2016
Was it all just banter taken too seriously or should Shearer have risen above it?