Arsene Wenger doesn’t have the best record for behaving himself on the touch-line at games, especially when Arsenal are behind, but he has come out today and seems to agree with Alan Pardew that Alex Ferguson on Wednesday would have received some punishment for his harassing the referee and linesman throughout the game against Newcastle.
Arsene Wenger – sides with Alan Pardew in Ferguson altercation
And of course Ferguson showed himself up (what again?) yesterday, when he slammed Pardew and the wee club in the North East that he manages, and there’s reports the Newcastle hierarchy are furious at Alex’s immature comments, but it was wise they did not respond in kind to Ferguson’s rather childish and immature comments.
All Ferguson did yesterday was show one again he may be one of the best managers in the world, but as a person he’s way down the league – but we already knew that.
This is what Arsene Wenger said about the Ferguson’s antics and the Arsenal manager thinks there should be one set up rules applied – whoever the manager is:
“Should you behave like that? No.” “I did not always behave like I should and you can call that a bad example. The message it sends out when you look at the pictures is not to behave like that.”
“Sometimes we go overboard on the touch-line. When we do that, we have to be punished, it’s as simple as that. If it is me or Ferguson or anybody else in the world, the rules are the rules, not one rule for one person and others for another.”
While Ferguson has escaped any punishment for his ridiculous antics during the Newcastle game, the FA confirmed yesterday they had written to Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp and asked them to explain their post-match comments on Wednesday night.
Are the FA afraid to confront Alex Ferguson – it certainly looks that way.
If Manchester United are the most famous club in the world, then their manager has just embarrassed his club with the comments he made about Pardew and Newcastle United.
What do you think?
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