Newcastle United have quickly reacted to the disgraceful behavior of their manager Alan Pardew, at this afternoon’s game at Hull City, which Newcastle won 4-1.
Alan Pardew this afternoon confronting David Meyler
Newcastle have fined Alan £100.000 and handed him a formal warning for what the club has said is unacceptable behavior by a Newcastle United manager..
This is the statement issued by the club tonight:
“Newcastle United are disappointed with the actions of its manager Alan Pardew this afternoon (Saturday, 1st March).”
“His behavior was unacceptable and is not the behavior we expect from the manager of Newcastle United.”
“It is most disappointing that this incident has taken the focus away from what was a fantastic performance by the team and an excellent result away from home, which leaves the club in eighth place in the Barclays’ Premier League.”
“Sadly, the headlines tomorrow will not be focused on the result or the efforts of the players, but instead on the actions of our manager.”
“Alan unreservedly apologized immediately following the game to the player, to Hull City Football Club and its fans, and to the fans of Newcastle United.”
“We have held discussions this evening with Alan who has offered his sincere apologies to the Club and it is clear he deeply regrets his actions.”
“Alan has accepted a formal warning from the Club in relation to his behavior today, and also a Club fine of £100,000.”
“The Club is now drawing a line under this matter and will be making no further comment.
The big news today in the Premier League is not about any particular game – but it is all about Alan Pardew’s head butt on Hull City player David Meyler.
And unfortunately this is now news around the sports world, and hardly reflects well on Newcastle United.
But this statement represents exactly what the Newcastle club needed to do, and it’s to their credit they have moved so quickly.
A formal warning like this usually means if you do it again that’s it – you are fired – and there have already been calls that Pardew should be fired for his actions today.
And by the way, our lads were great this afternoon, especially in that second half when we controlled the game, and got our seventh away win of the season.
That’s what we should be talking about tonight.
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