There’s a quote doing the rounds from Kevin Moore today – and Kevin is the founder of the United for Newcastle supporters group, and Kevin believes Alan Pardew should have been sacked for embarrassing the club, when he head-butted Davide Meyler at Hull City, and for which the manager yesterday received a seven match ban and a £60,000 fine from the FA.
Davide Meyler and Alan Pardew confront each other
This is what Kevin is quoted as saying to Perform today:
“In my personal opinion, he should have been sacked for the offence.” “I don’t want to see anyone representing my football club do something like that, especially the manager of a football club, so I would have liked to see him sacked to be honest.”
“The ban is justifiable for what he did. At the end of the day regardless of player, fan or manager, any level of football club you just can’t do what he did. Especially considering you’re meant to be a role model to young kids.”
“Any manager that does something like that – their reputation goes out of the window. If you did that in the street you’d be arrested, so why wasn’t Alan Pardew arrested at the same time? “His reputation will be tarnished, so rightly it should be. It was a cowardly act.”
Kevin has every right to express his own views, and Pardew was issued with a formal warning by the club, so this act may still get him sacked down the road, if he continues to embarrass the club by his touchline antics.
But in the poll we ran last week, it shows Kevin’s view is in the minority, and with almost 4,000 votes in 76% of readers didn’t think Alan should have been fired – so that’s three in four don’t think he should have lost his job.
Should Alan Pardew Be Fired For His Behavior At Hull?
- No (76%, 3,167 Votes)
- Yes (24%, 980 Votes)
Total Voters: 4,147
What do you think?
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