Pardew should ‘lead by example’

After his controversial actions at the weekend Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been urged by a Newcastle fanzine editor to ‘lead by example’ as he awaits possible further punishment, reports Sky Sports.

Pardew has already been disciplined by the club for his alleged headbutt on Hull City player David Meyler during their convincing 4 – 1 win at the weekend – being fined £100,000, but is not expected to face further action from the club itself.

However it appears likely that the Football Association will charge the manager for the incident, with many expecting a heavy fine and touchline ban and Mark Jenson, editor of an online fanzine believes Pardew puts himself in the spotlight with his pitch side behaviour.

Jenson said: “Pardew does seem to stand on the touchline for virtually the whole match. Some people say he loves being the centre of attention. I don’t know if that’s true or whether he just wants to have the best view of the game.

“But whatever it is, you look to the manager to lead by example and when you have fans running on the pitch, like one did during the Sunderland game and he ends up in court and fined, it does leave the club open to criticism.

“For me, the saddest thing is Newcastle played better than they have for about two months, but naturally all anybody wants to talk about is that incident.”

Pardew was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend and it is believed his match report will be considered by disciplinary bosses on Monday.

The League Manager’s Association have also said that Pardew’s actions are inexcusable, with the LMA chief Richard Bevan describing the incident and “unacceptable and inappropriate.”

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