JOHN Barnwell, the Lea-gue Managers' Association boss, has said that England coach Glenn Hoddle was right to back Alan Shearer and questioned the wisdom of trial by television. The charge against the Newcastle striker and England skipper was found 'not proven' by a Football Association disciplinary commission in Sheffield over allegations he had deliberately kicked Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon in the face. Shearer claimed any contact was accidental as he tried to untangle his legs after a tackle. The FA had brought the charge on the basis of video evidence. Shearer is now free to concentrate on United's FA Cup final with Arsenal tomorrow and this summer's World Cup finals. Barnwell explained: 'Any manager worth his salt would fight for his player if he felt there was an injustice. Glenn obviously felt there was, so he was quite in order to fight Shearer's corner. To what degree it had an effect is hard to say. 'But under the circumstances, and if I had been in Glenn's position, I would have brought as much pressure to bear as I could. Glenn clearly believed it was in his interests to have the situation resolved as quickly as possible, so I can understand him doing what he did.' Barnwell also believes the referee's decision needs to be final, otherwise the FA disciplinary committee will end up with a backlog of cases. 'I think we need to look at the situation and say are these procedures correct and should video evidence be brought in. 'You've got a referee, a linesman, a fourth official and an assessor sitting in the stand. 'They are all highly qualified people, yet none of them brought a complaint. It was brought by the intrusion of television and therefore everybody has got an opinion, not least because it involved a high-profile person. 'It again comes back to video evidence. Where does it begin and end? If we continue along this track, the courts will be full.'