ALAN SHEARER and Ian Wright teamed up on the first Match of the Day of the season to deliver a cringeworthy pun.
Newcastle legend Shearer serenaded Gary Lineker and the viewers with a rendition of Amy Winehouse hit Valerie.
Although the joke went down like a lead balloon both with presenter Lineker.
The pun came during Shearer’s analysis of Tottenham’s 4-1 victory over Southampton.
The all-time Premier League record scorer criticised Jan Valery for not coming out to stop a Son Heung-min cross that led to Eric Dier’s goal.
Shearer highlighted the Saints man and said: “Why doesn’t he come on over?”
Wright then quickly said: “Who?”
And in cringeworthy style Shearer replied to the tune of Valerie: “Valery.”
Lineker could only muster an “oh dear” in response to the joke, and compared the two pundits to comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.
Shearer himself acknowledged the cheap shot, saying: “Sorry Gary.”
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Fans though were left in hysterics by Shearer, pointing out that the joke was so bad it was actually good.
One wrote on social media: “Absolutely rank chat from Shearer. And I’m all for it.”
Another added: “I don’t like myself for laughing at an Alan Shearer pun, but this is bloody fantastic.”
A third joked with laughing emojis: “Shearer butchering an Amy Winehouse classic there.”
While one comment read: “An absolute screamer from Shearer.”