Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer says Alan Pardew has apologised for his actions and will "take his punishment on the chin".
Speaking during his attempt to sit in every seat in Wembley Stadium to raise money for the Sports Relief, the former number nine said Pardew was aware he shouldn't have done what he did.
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