There was a heated verbal exchange between Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini, soon after Cheick Tiote’s goal was disallowed by inept referee Mike Jones.
Alan Pardew rant after Tiote’s disallowed goal
Unfortunately Alan Pardew went into a rant with Pellegrini when he used the f word and the c word – all in one sentence.
But the Newcastle manager was apologetic after the game:
“I apologise for that,” “But he had words with me first, and it was just normal for managers – it goes unseen most of the time.” “We’re fine. I shook his hand at the end.”
Manuel Pellegrini couldn’t understand what Alan had said to him (thank goodness!), but he did complain about Pardew complaining about almost every decision Mike Jones made in the game.
was unhappy at the decisions Pardew was contesting from the touch-line.
“I think it’s impossible to complain about every decision of the referee during the match.” “I know they were playing at home, and they have an advantage in that sense.”
“But it’s impossible for the referee if you’re complaining at every decision.” “That was my only problem with Alan, but nothing important.”
Pellegrini is a bit of a cool customer and he seems to conduct himself very well on the sidelines, and his coolness seems to translate to the players.
And those words from Manuel will certainly help Pardew, but there’s still a chance the FA could bring charges against Alan for his foul language.
You can say a lot about the Newcastle manager, but one of them is not that he’s shy and withdrawn, and he was heard shouting at referee Jones at the break “it wasn’t offside and you know it.” – several times – as they walked down the tunnel.
It turns out that Jones thought the ball had touched Yoan Gouffran.
And of course it’s just like the FA to charge Pardew, and do nothing at all about what caused the outburst – the ridiculous decision of referee Mike Jones.
It seems that referees are a protected species these days.
We hope the FA has some sense for once, and does nothing at all.
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