FA chairman Greg Dyke came out quickly after the Newcastle game at Hull yesterday and said that Alan Pardew’s head butt on David Meyler looked serious.
FA Chairman Greg Dyke
This is what the FA Chairman said about the incident:
“It looks serious, we will investigate.”
The FA are likely to come down hard on the Newcastle manager and will ban him for a number game, maybe as many as six or even more, and some reports suggest he should be banned from the touch-line for the rest of the season, but we think that would be excessive.
And Newcastle icon Alan Shearer is not messing around at all, and says the Newcastle manager deserves to be fired forthwith.
Former Newcastle and England great – Alan Shearer
This is what Alan said on the BBC following the incident:
“I have never seen anything like that before, ever.” “Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised, and I don’t think anybody will be surprised at all, if Alan Pardew were to resign over this.”
“Even if he doesn’t want to resign, the club might be saying to him, “We might be doing you a favor — you resign rather than us sack you”, because that will have to be in his thinking also.”
The fact that Newcastle issued a statement last night fining Pardew £100,000, and giving him a formal warning, probably means he will not be sacked – for now.
But this will not do Alan Pardew any good at all – and we cannot have a Newcastle manager shaming the club, and causing negative headlines around the world about Newcastle United.
Because that’s what’s happening today, following yesterday’s sad events.
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