There have been reports recently in the Mail that an independent panel found the Newcastle U23 manager Peter Beardsley did make discriminatory comments to Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and that he was ‘generally unfair’ to the player.
That upheld the results of an initial investigation made by the club that resulted in Beardsley being suspended by Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez with Peter Beardsley taken last season
His lawyers Farleys today have responded to the leaked news with this statement:
“Peter Beardsley is aware of media reports which result from unauthorized leaks.”
“Peter Beardsley has no knowledge of the reported ‘findings’ of unfair treatment and discriminatory comments by him towards Newcastle United Football Club’s Under-23 players including Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.”
“Peter Beardsley categorically denies the allegations.”
“Peter Beardsley will not be making any further comment at the present time.”
“Peter respectfully requests that his privacy and that of his family is respected. “
“As Peter Beardsley’s legal representatives, we will be monitoring media and broadcasting coverage carefully.”
There will come a time when the Newcastle hierarchy will be forced into making a decision on Peter’s future and his role as the Newcastle U23 manager.
History has shown they tend to delay as long as possible any tough decisions that are needed.