Sunderland legend Micky Horswill claims he was sacked from Three Legends phone-in by Newcastle hero Malcolm Macdonald

Fooftballing legends Micky Horswill, Malcolm McDonald and Bernie Slaven.

Fooftballing legends Micky Horswill, Malcolm McDonald and Bernie Slaven.

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BLACK Cats FA Cup hero Micky Horswill has been shown the red card from the Three Legends football phone-in.

Micky revealed on his Facebook page that he had been thrown off the Star Radio show, on which he fielded calls alongside former Newcastle striker Malcolm Macdonald and Middlesbrough’s Bernie Slaven.

“Sacked by Mal McDonald (sic) on three legends for having banter with Bert from Hartlepool, who along with Bernie and Mal, have hi em (sic) me stick for years,” he wrote.

The show is produced for Star by an independent production company, headed by Malcolm Macdonald.

Micky confirmed he had been turfed out on Monday afternoon.

“I have been sacked, more or less. Malcolm asked to see me, he came down and told me I was not wanted on the show any more.”

Asked whether his former co-host had outlined the reasons for the decision, Micky said: “He did, but I can’t really say anything at the moment.”

Malcolm confirmed Micky had left the show, but refused to go into details of the reason behind the decision.

“It is always important to keep the standards of the programme being broadcast at the very highest level,” he said.

“I am not really prepared to go into details with regard to another person. That is not the way I work at all. Micky is certainly entitled to his opinion.

“But we wish him all the very best of luck whatever he does and wherever he goes.

“Quite simply, we are just looking at perhaps moving in something of a new direction.”

The ex-England player added: “What’s gone is gone – we always need to be looking towards the future and that’s exactly what we are looking to do.”

The company aims to soon reveal who would be taking over SAFC duties.

“Hopefully there will be an announcement, and an exciting one, in the next week,” said Malcolm.