Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has quickly apologized to BBC Sport for his ridiculous headbutt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler after 70 minutes – during the great 4-1 win at the KC Stadium.
Alan Pardew and Meyler confront each other.
Meyler was trying to get the ball in the heat of the game from Alan, and he stupidly pushed the Newcastle manager, who came back and head butted the player – but Alan Pardew does this kind of thing far too often – and now that’s going to be all the headlines about this game.
And that’s very sad and referee Kevin Friend had no option but to send Pardew to the stands and he booked Davide Meyler.
This is what Pardew told the BBC after the game:
“It was a heat of the moment thing. I massively regret it and I will have to sit down from now on. Of course, I didn’t mean to do anything aggressive. I did move my head forward and that’s enough.”
“”I think I’m going to sit down now because that’s two or three incidents I’ve been involved in.” “It’s a shame because it’s taken the gloss off a terrific performance. Of course I apologize. I represent a big club.”
And the manager has robbed the players of what should have been headlines for how well they played today, and they showed they can still score some goals when they have to.
Pardew has already been warned about his future behavior after swearing at Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini earlier this year, and the FA could throw the book at Pardew now.
We’d like to be reporting on what a great second win in a row it was for our lads – but Pardew has let his players down, and he’s let Newcastle United down too.
We think the Newcastle manager should come out quickly with another apology for what he did today, and apologize to his players and the fans.
Alan has to remember he represents Newcastle United.
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