Watching Joe Hart headbutt Hull player George Boyd, I reckon Mr Pardew`s ban should be overturned.
A blatant headbutt on a Hull player should have seen the Man City keeper being sent off and a lengthy ban to boot but no, Hart got a yellow.
So the Ref did see it but only deemed it a yellow. How on earth did a little push with the heed see Pardew given the ban and punishment which really, on reflection, wasn`t warranted.
Why did the Ref not give Hart a straight red and keep the FA`s rules up to date? If I was Alan Pardew I would be writing, nay PHONING, the powers that be and asking big questions about the inconsistent Refs, linesmen/women that the FA employ.
There seems to be one rule for some and another for the teams that the BBC, SKY and now, BT Sports, don’t like, The Toon being one of those teams, if not, the only team.
On Match of the Day Lineker, along with Shearer and Savage, gave the incident all of 7 seconds whereas the Pardew incident was given 2 weeks.
Do not think for one minute that I am behind Pardew for his misdemeanour but the FA have to look at situations like this and if trial by TV is needed and justify things of this nature, then so be it.
These people need to look at the whole picture and the full story before making a statement and condemning a bloke who has just been provoked into something that he would normally think of doing.
Hart however stuck the heed in with malice but the ref saw nothing much to it. What the FA need to do is get a life, look at the bigger picture and get their house in order. They need to be consistent, not make decisions in isolation.
I now feel sorry for Pardew and hope he has the wherewithal to say something and try to get them
to see it like it is.
We don’t want these people undermining the greatest sport on the planet, come on the FA, get your house in order and make some rules that work for all, then make them stick – for all.