Pardew admits FA charge
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has pleaded guilty to a misconduct charge
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted a Football Association misconduct charge.
The Magpies manager was charged after pushing assistant referee Peter Kirkup during Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham. Pardew had until 4pm on Wednesday to respond to the FA.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Europa League play-off first leg clash with Atromitos in Greece, Pardew said: "We have to do the procedure that has to take place and we are following that through."
He added: "We are doing a letter on my call on what I thought happened at the weekend.
"But we have pleaded guilty and we will go to see the FA and see what punishment is going to come to fruition."
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Just how many people, including Alan Pardew, pushed the Assistant Referee? He refers to "We" so often as to cause one to wonder if this was a gang related incident.
Maybe he is just observing the oft quoted mantra, "There's no "I" in team"
. The line officials besides the Referee must be held accountable for their errors or we must have video evidence to decide as they do in tennis now. The new challenge system in tennis has proven that McEnroe was right to berate officials decisions maybe not with the zest he did but lets stop pretending that the officials are alwys correct as they are open to lapses of concentration and make too many costly mistakes.
What happened to Respect Campaign? What happened to the Legacy of the Olympics - 1 game was all it took to forget it all ffs.
Well done ref - it's about time these ppl were made to stfu & behave & show RESPECT.
The asst ref... himself was as much use as a dog with rabies...Ball dragged back into play after crossing the line......Hence push by Pardew. very light weight push at that...........The assistant ref did not see it..As I said as much use as a dog with rabies........The asst ref should go to spec savers.....