Alan Pardew did himself no favors after the disallowed Tiote goal on Sunday, when he went into a foul-mouthed rant at Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who didn’t seem to understand some of the words hurled at him, since his English is not that good – but Alan used the “f” word and the “c” word one short sentence.
Alan Pardew - in rant mode on Sunday
And it’s not surprising that the FA has cautioned the Newcastle manager for his behavior, but there is no ban and no fine, after Alan quickly apologized after the game and seems to have also quickly apologized to Pellegrini.
That quick action from the manager, and some words from the Manchester City manager that said he had no problem with Pardew, has helped the Newcastle manager get off with a possible touch-line ban.
This is the statement put out by the FA:
“We have been in contact with Alan Pardew and reminded him of his responsibilities,”
Former FA Chairman David Bernstein is not happy and this comment is aimed at Pardew:
“When you look at the constant protests on the touch-line and the comments afterwards, it doesn’t do anyone or the game any good,”
“It’s a terrible example for the players, let alone the public. I think it’s time managers assumed a much greater sense of responsibility for their behavior.”
But what’s not mentioned here is the incident that caused Pardew to erupt and a perfectly good goal from Cheick Tiote was disallowed by simply inept officiating, and we notice no mention is made of that in the two statements.
But the FA statement was the right thing to do, and is balanced under the circumstances, but why Bernstein had to comment we have no idea.
However, Alan Pardew can be a combustible character, we know that, and we were hoping as he got older he could control his urge to rant, and he still needs to do that – even if it’s easier said than done.
But the pressure managers are under these days in the Premier League – we understand it’s not easy at the best of times, but Alan is representing Newcastle United and he has to behave himself – and remember these games are shown all over the world.
He must uphold the very good name of Newcastle United.
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