Alan Shearer Receives CBE – Speaks Out On Sexual Abuse


Alan Shearer received his CBE at Buckingham Palace from the Duke of Cambridge who is President of the FA.

Alan received the OBE from the Queen back in 2001 and the CBE is one level below a knighthood.

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Alan Shearer receiving CBE from the Duke of Cambridge today

First of all from that photo above, it looks like the Duke of Cambridge would have made a pretty good center-back in his time.

Alan was awarded the CBE for the vast work he has done with charities since he retired from Newcastle United in 2006.

This is what Alan said via his Twitter account after the ceremony.

And then Alan talked about the new England manager Gareth Southgate:

“I’m pleased that we have given it to a young, up-and-coming, energetic manager, who has played international football over 50 times and who has played in major tournaments.”

“I really want him to do well. I hope he can do well and he deserves it, because he is hard-working, honest and dedicated.”

We like Gareth as a person so this is by no mean personal, but what has he ever done in football management to warrant the job as the England manager.

There’s a huge difference from playing the game and managing a team – it’s a completely different job.

Gareth had a mediocre stint at Middlesbrough from 2006 to 2009 when he took Middlesbrough down in May,2009 and then in October of that year he was fired.

Since 2013 he’s been in the Ivory tower of coaching England youth teams – specifically the U21 side.

Moving on – Alan has also talked today to ITV about the sad case of sexual abuse among young footballers that’s coming to light.

“I was saddened to hear so many people coming forward but commend their bravery and honesty.”

“The more people that can do that then the better it will be for everyone and kids in the future, so it was really honest and really brave of them.”

“In doing so I’m pretty sure they are helping a lot of people by doing that.”

Alan is a TV analyst on Match of the Day and he has a very active Twitter account.

Alan was never short of courage on the pitch and it looks like he will use his name and standing in the game not only ensure his charity work is even more successful in the future, but also to speak out on sensitive issues like sexual abuse.

Good for him.

For fans outside of the UK here’s what a CBE stands for and what is it:

CBE stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and is a rank in the royal honors system of the United Kingdom.

A CBE is one step below a knighthood, and generally given for leadership or exemplary service at the regional or national level.

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150 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #1

    my take on the sending off’s
    Dummett’s will be rescinded as an injustice was clearly done no foul was committed and the rule change was not taken into account
    Shelvev on the other hand is a big gamble could cost an extra 1 game ban if the panel deem it a frivolous appeals 3+1 bit of a risk
    i did think Lansbury could be charged in retrospect but as time goes by it starting to look less likely

    Referee has got a game on tuesday so he’s been forgiven by the referees panel the league and the fa
    only losers NUFC

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Lee Ryder
    half an hour ago
    “Hearing red cards from Friday set to be overturned. No game for Stephen Martin this weekend either”

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    That’s good if true,we should be rewarded with the 3 points as well with all the BS that happened during the match, no way forest should have the points.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #4
  • WWSBRD

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Both reds removed Dummett and Shelvey cleared that’s a turn up for the books

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Lansbury should stick to murder she wrote as well.

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #7

    BBC confirmed both red cards rescinded !!

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  • hibbit

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    GOBSMACKED

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Taking the points off forest i admit is wrong but there should be at least a rematch.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    I may be reading too much into this
    But I suspect the racism thing against Shelvey may end in our favour as well !

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  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Uh oh Mister Tiff apologies in order me thinks!!!

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Belfast
    don’t hold your breath waiting for that !

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  • OldCrowMedicineShow

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Amazed that the FA got something right–let alone for the toon!

    The ref’s punishment is too lenient–he cannot be trusted to ref in the championship and should be banned from the league. Stick to the conferences.

    Given the atrocious refereeing and Lansbury getting away clean we should split the points with NFFC

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  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Common sense prevailing. I did say the more I watched the Shelvey incident the more it looked like he done nothing.

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Belfast
    Apology from Tuff?

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Mark Douglas

    Extraordinary from @FA to rescind TWO reds. Just shows how bad Martin was on Friday. Big boost for #nufc – especially in the case Shelvey.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    I wonder if the FA are looking at Mr Martins gambling records ?

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  • SPRINGY

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #18

    If thats true….im absolutely gobsmacked….never thought the f.a would do that….if true like.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    RIP Peter Vaughan

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  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Like I said yesterday the linesman did not see the incident his view was blocked. He just guessed it. I would imagine he was asked to watch it again on video and changed his mind.

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  • firebug666

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Justice in part is better than no justice at all, never should have had the red cards, and if that is the case we should also have had the points as there was no way in hell they were ever going to beat our 11.

    Next should be Lansbury banned and sent back to acting school.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Ron
    Do you have an alert set up for all v.i.p’s who croak ?

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  • Belfast

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Yep apologies from Mister Tuff Wwsbrd.

    Mister Tuff
    December 5, 2016
    GREAT STUFF FROM RAFA.

    Hahahaha – got to laugh at the clots and (if you pardon my expression) the knobbers on here who said Shelvey was innocent/did nothing/was pulling his leg away to free it.
    Well just as I have posted about this we get a quote from Rafa :-

    ““The number 10 kicked him first and Shelvey kicked him back. He made a mistake but he was provoked.”

    Hahahaha. You know who ye are – clots/Zebra watchers/Blind Pews.

    Please book an appointment at Spec Savers and you may then be able to comment upon incidents correctly.

    Reply

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  • Bambams

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Whlist I am very pleased no bans will be dished out re this incident it still does not justify the loss of 3 more points AND Lansbury gets off scott free !

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  • born in newcastle lives elsewhere

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Loosing to forest in such an unjust way will have little bearing on our position come the end of the season, at least in my opinion.
    It does however put a different slant on the third of three successive defeats and under a manager of Rafas calibre it should galvanise the squad for the remaining games of the season as despite the loss of three points there is now a feeling of justice served.
    We have had a wobble but the wheels certainly have not come off!
    HWTL

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib

    Yes. It’s called the BBC!

    Will Martin still be refereeing next Tuesday’s match?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #27

    So when is the replay then?

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast
    Ah ok haha fair doos

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #29

    #NUFC’s Paul Dummett has been shown two red cards in his career – and both have been rescinded (the other was at Liverpool in 2014).

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  • Bobbybee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Oh dear. So so funny.
    Quite a few folk on here over the last few days have revealed their distinct lack of knowledge about the rules of the game.
    Leaving out OPINIONS on incidents which are very difficult to see/determine for a moment – and leaving out some “opinions” where some folk refuse to see what others see for whatever reason (zebra watching stance) -some folk clearly do not know what they are talking about.
    If you do not know the basic rules -really difficult to debate with on anything football related.
    Dummett – should get red card rescinded. Clear video evidence Lansbury put the anchors on so Dummett would run into him.
    Still a foul – penalty.

    Shelvey – will not get red rescinded – retaliated. Folk saying he was trying to withdraw his leg – Eh -clear he was trying to kick out at Lansbury.

    FA do have the power to impose retrospective bans for simulation -Lansbury. Whether they will is entirely another matter.

    Clots/divvies – learn the rules -FFS -before you can be taken seriously about football.

    Jib – ooh you are awful but I like you.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #31

    It’s probably worth 3 points for two things
    1
    The galvanising of the squad/team
    2
    The fact that for the rest of the season officials will tiptoe round the team.

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  • Bobbybee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Just thought I’d remind you ‘divvies’ how little you know about football. 🙂 Well, according to the Oracle that is Tuff.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #33

    “Both Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett have had their suspensions withdrawn with immediate effect after their wrongful dismissal claims were successful following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

    “The Newcastle United pair were dismissed for violent conduct and denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity respectively during the game against Nottingham Forest on 2 December 2016.”

    Is that all we’ll get from the FA?

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Bobby

    “Give a fool enough rope ”

    Well you know the rest

    😎

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Ron

    The lack of info is a good sign

    It probably means the officials are being investigated

    Cross your fingers that it is betting related because THEN there would have to be a rematch !

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  • SPRINGY

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Bobbybee
    Have to say im very surprised the f.a have rescinded those sending offs….not coz its not right decision,just that i thpught they would back the referee which what they nornally seem to do…. especially with the shelvey incident….but all good news…..surprisingly!

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  • Bobbybee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #37

    Haven’t laughed on here so much for a long time. Nor could it have happened to a bigger clown. 🙂 The very person who spends his time looking for minor errors others make and then jumping on them like a child. Poetic justice. Hilarious in fact.
    Anyway, got to say I’m amazed the FA has shown common sense for once in their lives. Thought Shelvey would get it shoved up him just because his name would go against him, but Dummett’s was a shoe in for overturning. Not that I thought Shelvey was in the wrong, but reputation tends to go against people. Maybe the FA thought they had no choice in a game where the word ‘cheat’ had been used many times. A goal disallowed, a blatant judo throw denied and two reds. I don’t think cheat is far from the truth. As Jib says, check his gambling habits.

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  • Bobbybee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib, I know. He couldn’t have made a bigger fool of himself if he’d ran through the Metro centre dressed as a fairy. It’s fair enough having an opinion, but when you then accuse others of knowing nothing about football – which is hilarious coming from him anyway – and sit there crowing like the emperor in his new clothes, karma is just waiting to leap all over you. He is now officially the biggest clown to post on this site by a million miles – a move up from his previous hundred thousand miles. 🙂 So so funny and so well deserved.

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  • Jib

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #39

    SPRINGY // Dec 6, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    If thats true….im absolutely gobsmacked….never thought the f.a would do that….if true like

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11678/10685651/shelvey-dummett-win-appeals

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  • Bobbybee

    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Confucious indeed. Ha ha ha ha. Worraplonka!!!

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