Alan Pardew crossed the line and the FA should make an example of him

England has had a terrific summer hosting the Olympics which by and large have been everything one would expect from the best of the sporting world in terms of fair play, spirit and camaraderie. And one would have hoped that the Premier League players would have learnt a thing or two.

While most of the players themselves behaved pretty well on the opening day of the season, Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew failed to cover himself in glory – despite his side picking up a massive 2-1 win against last season’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the late kick off on Saturday.

Pardew shoved Stuart Burt in the back for not having given a free-throw his team’s way, and though he was sent off for his indiscretion, the Newcastle manager maintained contact with his bench and continued to pass on instructions during the course of the game.

While Pardew has since apologized, it would be fair to say one can’t really shoot a man and then say sorry. Pardew must do time for having brought not just the game into disrepute, but for setting a terrible example for his players, and while managers often lash a flurry of abuse in the direction of officials, they have to be taught that hands-off is the only approach.

One hopes Pardew doesn’t just escape with a 3 match ban and a measly fine, and the FA throw the book at him.

16 comments to Alan Pardew crossed the line and the FA should make an example of him

  • Arfa chance

    Are you REALLY comparing it to shooting someone? Grow up, unless you’re a spurs fan then just get over it.

  • Billy

    Only a three match ban – let’s make the correct resonse to such a vile and cowardly act by throwing him out of football!

    That’ll teach him. What has he done in sport anyhow??

  • maggiepie

    Absolutely! An instantly-regretted, and privately and publicly apologised- for, push in the back is far worse than other managers who cynically undermine, denigrate and insult officials. I say flog him, kill him and then ban him for life.
    After all, he doesn’t manage Manchester United or Chelsea, does he?

  • Darryl

    Sunderland fan?

  • Dan

    Deleted for spamming Ebay

  • Michael

    Is the writer of this a spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal or Sunderland fan? An absolute joke, ‘One hopes Pardew doesn’t just escape with a 3 match ban and a measly fine, and the FA throw the book at him.’ hahaha, a 3 match ban would be an escape? A player doing a 2 footed drop kick on another players knee would get that. He showed passion (something people have been whinging has gone for the game) and you act like he’s beheaded the official. A fine and possibly a 1 match ban will be more than enough

  • JW

    got something against Pardew have we?

  • BillyMcGooligan

    Are you a mackem by any chance?

  • Persatina

    What a ridiculous article… And what, do you think, throwing the book at him is?…

  • Steve

    Deleted for playing with himself too often and then posting nonsense on a football website

  • geoff777

    I’m sure the FA will act, an all expenses paid meeting in a nice hotel, followed by lunch will result in a fine (to pay for the hotel & lunch) and a 3 match ban.

    Nice work if you can get it.

  • Bring back the Spanish Inquisition. Obviously.

  • mackthaknife

    It was just a tap, pity pardew is such a bellend though.

  • spurs4life

    Deleted for impersonating a Tottenham when clearly a mad as hell Newcastle fan

  • Adam

    Deleted, the poster needs to stop writing, he is clearly not of this world

  • C Rich

    “..it would be fair to say one can’t really shoot a man and then say sorry. Pardew must do time for having brought not just the game into disrepute, but for setting a terrible example for his players..

    I’m sorry, you didnt just compare pushing someone with shooting them….did you?
    He must do time?? If every person who ‘misbehaved’ in football were to be locked up then there would be no one left to play.

    Yes he shouldn’t have done it and Yes he should be punished for it but lets please not go ‘Judge Dredd’ here.

    The fact you havent put your name to this speaks volumes for me.

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