Pardew ‘It Was A Bit Panto Season’
Panto season at Newcastle was in full flow today as the final stages saw a couple of slapstick moments.
Moussa Sissoko accidentally caught referee Mike Jones with a blow that bloodied the referee’s nose, while the two benches also kicked off big style as tempers frayed.
“It was a bit panto season towards the end and it was amusing really, the ref’s taken it in good heart, it was an accident. He got a bloody nose and he’ll have to tidy himself up for his Christmas party.
“It was a little bit of frustration and the benches came together but the managers got it in order quite quickly. It happens sometimes, you don;t want to see it but it was more silly rather than anything else.”
For me it was one of those games where you start off a bit indifferent about the opposition but once they were getting a bit annoying in the final stages then it cranked up the atmosphere.
No doubt these sideshows will have bumped up the interest for Match of The Day!
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