I bet Mike Dean and the FA are now regretting their cowardly inaction with regard to Alex Ferguson’s disgusting bullying behaviour. Their failure to act has simply meant that from his seemingly untouchable position, Ferguson now feels able to literally do what he wants.
Compared to what Alan Pardew could have said he was remarkably restrained and merely said,
“I think Mike Dean might feel slightly disappointed he didn’t do something about it. I think the pressure that was on him was tough for a referee to take”.
Ferguson’s way over the top response to this, surely tells you why the likes of Mike Dean choose to turn the other cheek and let the disease that is Ferguson’s behaviour spread and poison the game.
“I was demonstrative but not out of order. The press have had a field day, the only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama.
It is unfortunate but I am the manager of the most famous club in the world; not Newcastle, a wee club in the north east.
I am an emotional guy but I was not abusive.
I shouted Mike over and we walked towards each other. I was only on (the pitch) three or four yards. That has been overplayed.
The problem for me is that profile of this club is huge.
Alan Pardew has come out and criticised me. He is the worst at haranguing referees, he shoves them and makes a joke of it. How he can criticise me is unbelievable.
He forgets the help I gave him, by the way”.
Yes Alan Pardew nudged a linesman, apologised instantly and took his punishment with good grace. Spot the difference?
While Ferguson’s behaviour to Mike Dean was bad enough, the very public and pre-meditated verbal onslaught on the linesman, that held up the start of the second half, was inexcusable.
His childish insult towards Newcastle as a club betrays his true nature, a bully who is also a fraud, somebody who when he chooses likes to talk about never losing his working class socialist roots but in reality clearly thinks that because Manchester United are this modern day monstrosity that different rules apply to them.
As for the help Ferguson claims he gave Alan Pardew, I hope he’s not referring to Alan Smith and Gabriel Obertan…