This has hardly come as a surprise, as Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has been given a second Football Association charge following his sending off in the game against Stoke City, over the weekend.
Joe Kinnear – another FA charge against him – this time for swearing
Joe has just been charged this evening, with this time using abusive and insulting words towards a match official during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Stoke City.
This came after Stoke had amazingly equalized in the 91st minute of the must-win game for the Magpies, and he wasn’t the only one using abusive language after Stoke had equalized.
Most fans were livid, but it was at the team, and not the match officials, as the lads had given up a two goal lead, at home – and with just 30 minutes to go in the game.
Kinnear is still to respond to an improper conduct charge, after calling Martin Atkinson a Mickey Mouse referee following his side’s 2-1 defeat at Fulham on November 9.
Things are not going to get any easier for Joe, and he needs to find some way of not swearing at the officials in times of great stress, because these will most definitely continue.
After all, he is manager of Newcastle United.
Putting a sock in his mouth might work, or something just as ingenious, to stop these outbursts – but we have to admit we were not exactly calm and collected ourselves when Stoke City scored their equalizer.
But we were annoyed at the team, when 3 players went for the free kick in the 91st minute that came in from the right, and all 3 Newcastle players missed it. It ended magically at Abdoulaye Faye’s feet and the big man didn’t miss.
It wasn’t the officials Joe, it was our own players at fault – at least this time – let’s be honest about it.
Well, it’s got to be onward and upward, there’s not much else to do, and thank goodness we’ve just about forgotten about Saturday’s game – just about. Maybe we’ll be able to look at a replay of the game tomorrow, without getting too upset – maybe. 😀
We remember our wins forever, and soon forget our defeats – doesn’t every Newcastle fan?
Note: yes it felt like a defeat on Saturday.