There has been an update on the Peter Beardsley situation at Newcastle United.

Former star player, the Newcastle Under 23s boss has been suspended for the past five months.

This followed allegations by young players as to how they were treated by Peter Beardsley and comments he supposedly made.

In an exclusive, Craig Hope at The Mail has revealed that an independent appeal has found that ‘Peter Beardsley did treat Yasin Ben El-Mhanni unfairly and make discriminatory comments.’

The appeal also found that ‘His treatment of player Yasin Ben El-Mhanni was found to be ‘generally unfair’ when Beardsley was in charge.

The 22 year old El-Mhanni made the official allegation back in January and then in March found himself on the list of players set to be released at the end of this month (June).

The Mail exclusive also reveals that ‘A follow-up hearing into allegations of racism against Beardsley’ was held in May.

This took place following statements made by a number of  academy players.

The newspaper says that Peter Beardsley continues to deny all the allegations.



  • GC

    Beardsley a racist? He is the best player to wear our shirt (in my lifetime), but he struggles to put a sentence together, how could El-Mhanni even understand him haha, I’d love to hear exactly what went on, but obviously we won’t.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      that`s what the appeal was for, they have heard all the facts and came to the conclusion as above.
      just because he was one of Newcastle`s greatest players the facts can`t be ignored.

    • paul mclaughlan

      He’s a ferkin cockney you ignoramus.

    • Mark Potter

      I disagree. We will probably know the full facts. The internal disciplinary hearing took place months ago. Beardsley lost, and then appealed. An independent review then took place. I will be surprised if that review is not published. We got to read in full the independent review of Shelvey’s outburst during a Championship game. The only reason we wouldn’t get to see it in full is if the young players involved had given evidence with the promise their identities were not revealed. A redacted version or a summary of the evidence, but still making it clear what the independent review decided were the facts in the case.

  • Albert Stubbins

    most people make discriminatory remarks without even realizing it these days, most of them innocently. I myself referred to a gentleman at work the other day as being “coloured” and was immediately taken to task, apparently the adjective I must use is “black” or “brown”- everyone is a racist these days apparently. I feel sorry for Beardsley personally- he is like me, from a different generation- Im sure he hasn’t intended to be overtly racist but such is the world today you have to be very careful about what terms you use irrespective of the context. I hope he isn’t made a scapegoat- or maybe that term is being discriminatory against goats?

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      In the USA the person of colour is acceptable for some reason or another it isn`t here.

      • Sickandtired

        Oh hell no it isn’t! I fell into the same trap and got berated for a whole 10 mins. And I point out, this was in the context of discussing racial issues in that country over drinks with colleagues of various racial identities.
        ‘Coloured’ is now a big no no.

        • Wor Lass

          He said “person of colour” not “coloured”. “Coloured” is a no-no but I read and hear black Americans use the phrase “person of colour” regularly on TV and the internet. Maybe it`s a middle class or Hollywood thing but it definitely happens.

          • Sickandtired

            I lived in the US, first in 2007. I was told to refer to black Americans (including by black Americans) as coloured (as in ‘i’m coloured, not black’). I moved back to the US again in 2011 and by that time it was a big no-no.
            If you identify as a person of colour then by simple definition you must be coloured to begin with!? Get off your soap box man.

          • Wor Lass

            So I don`t hear anyone using that expression on Tv or read it on the internet? Soapbox? What are you on? Try actually reading what I`ve written, you pleb.

          • JonMag

            you did hear it on Tv

          • JonMag

            Vin Diesel on Tv & in interviews for magazines refers to himself as a person of colour

          • Coach Clagnut

            African- Americans, Asian – Americans, Native Americans, Referring to anyone by their skin colour, physical appearance or behavioural traits is, by definition, racist.

          • Sickandtired

            Oh, shut up man. Ive lived in the States twice and I know perfectly well how they collectively wish to be known.

          • Coach Clagnut

            You obviously don’t moron.

          • Sickandtired

            Check out your ‘mate’s’ comment below this one.

          • Coach Clagnut

            So you must be aware the African – Americans also refer to each other using a word beginning with the letter N.
            Any minority can call themselves what they want but you or I can’t.

            You’re probably unaware also that those living in the states from South / Central American countries also prefer the term Latinos. Mainly due to the derogatory connotation the racist’s attach, in particular, to those born in Mexico.

          • Sickandtired

            Yeah, I’m unaware. Thick as a brick.

            Not sure how I managed to survive living in 5 countries and working in over 25.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Dumb luck?

          • Sickandtired

            Well, Master Numb Nuts, I’m sure you would know.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Using American insults confirms you’re a man of the world.
            Also,It’s Mr.Numbnuts to you shytforbrains.

          • Sickandtired

            Go away and pleasure yourself. It would be most appropriate.

            if you cannot abide other people’s opinions then that speaks more of your own limitations. Blocked.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Lived in 5 countries and worked in 25. Panhandling? Conman?Professional beggar? Neuroscientist?
            As for opinions, you lose an argument and spit your dummy,or should that be pacifier? out of your pram, or should that be buggy.
            Should I tell you about my life, they say I’m a man of the world.
            Lastly, you claim to spout opinions when they are what you believe to be facts. Then, when challenged, have a little sob and throw a stroppy. You are a child and not a very bright one.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            I’ve lived in the US my entire life. If you called someone colored over here you’d be spending the rest of your evening searching for your teeth. Whoever told you to say that is a racist as you are…

          • Sickandtired

            Seriously? Another tag of being a racist – from another person claiming to be holier than thou! As for your fellow countrymen, blame them for the advice i was given. I’d never presume to call an African American a racist for telling me that, but I guess you know better?
            Instead of pontificating, you would do well to take note of the press release by Beardsley’s lawyer today.
            And that was indeed the very basis of my initial comments. Judge the man when the facts are known and as of this moment, they still aren’t.
            John McWhorter, lingusitics teacher, Columbia University, ended a piece for CNN with – “In contrast, someone slipping up and saying “colored people” — when the nation’s leading civil rights organization is called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People”? As Omar on “The Wire” was given to saying, “Ain’t no thang.”
            GFY.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            Explain away your despicable behavior however you’d like. Your mindset and way of thinking is thankfully going away for good. Grow up you child.

          • Sickandtired

            Yeah, it’s despicable to suggest anyone should be judged by facts – not by unsubstantiated media articles.
            Which part of YOUR nation’s “leading civil rights organization is called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” do you have problems accepting?
            Blocked.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            I’ve lived in the US all my life, if that idiot called someone colored over here he’d be going home with a broken nose… what a load of nonsense.

        • JonMag

          Learn how to read & comprehend A $$hole

    • Leazes.

      You refer to people by their appearance not their name?

      • Albert Stubbins

        I didn’t know the gentlemans name- he is new to the work place.

        • Mark Potter

          But if he was not black? Would you refer to a new employee as “the white guy who started this week”? It’s not just about the words you use, but whether there is even any reason to use these words at all. And also the way you say them.

          • Albert Stubbins

            which is precisely the point I was making- If you are not intending to be racist but use these remarks does that make you racist?its all about intent as far as Im concerned. I used his colour to distinguish him because he is the only coloured guy in the office- it was an easy way to try and explain to people who I was talking about which is the reason I wouldn’t use the term the “white guy” in the office because that wouldn’t distinguish him apart from any of the other men. I agree we as people need to be careful about the words we use but we are also human being not robots- if we intend to be racist then there is no excuse but Intent is the key word here as far as Im concerned and I had no intention to be racist.

          • Stephen Phillips

            It’s a measure of the extent to which people’s minds can be crippled by political correctness that you had to explain that.

      • Stephen Phillips

        People do, you know. They say things like “that tall bloke” or “him with the long hair”. It does happen.

  • Steven05

    Racism is obviously wrong. But Political Correttness is often ridiculous. I bet those of us of a certain age have all said something totally harmless at least one time in our lives without ever being a racist. Beardsley would certainly fit into that age group. Is he a racist – I honestly don’t think so. Has he said something that is now politically incorrect – highly probable. We will probably never know what has or hasn’t been said. All we can do is rely on the people who’s job it is to push through the rules of political correctness.

    • Leazes.

      He didn’t say what he said in the 1970s… this was 7 months ago….. no excuse in this day and age.

    • paul mclaughlan

      I’m 52 this year and have never been racist. What he said was 100% racist and confirmed by a few lads who he coached. One actually said to me it was probably acceptable back in his day. I pointed out I’m of his generation and that sort of speak has never been acceptable.

    • Mark Potter

      Err, no. Those of us of a “certain age” haven’t. We grew up to be respectful of other people. We learned that you should do unto others as you would have done to you. We learned good manners. If in the 70s people called Irish “Paddies” and claimed that they were all thick, then most of us learned that this was not nice, that it stereotyped people, and lacked any basis in fact. We learned that this was not a good way to treat other people, and that we don’t like people from other regions calling us “thick Geordies”.

      Being fair and reasonable to the people you interact with is not “political correctness”, it’s just the minimum acceptable behaviour. If you don’t want to follow these norms in a job that involves interacting with, and getting the best from, kids of various backgrounds, nationalities and races, then don’t expect to keep yor job.

  • East Durham Mag

    I’ve never me Beardsley but have met countless people who have and everyone has gushed what a good man he is. Perhaps we will never know the true events but i find it difficult to believe Peter Beardsley is a racist or a bully.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Age has a lot to do with it, some things that were deemed acceptable 30yrs ago are now classed as racist or at least bordering on racism

      • Sickandtired

        Racist – ” a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.”
        Come on man, lets not let PC and liberal views distort what racism actually is.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          I`m not distorting it and i`m no liberal either

        • Wor Lass

          He`s not excusing anything – just pointing out that times have changed but Beardsley hasn`t gone with it.

          • Sickandtired

            I didn’t suggest he was excusing anything. And he has answered for himself.

          • Wor Lass

            I can pass a comment whether he`s answered or not (like I have further down the thread). I thought I was adding something to the discussion. What is your objection to what he said, then, because it isn`t clear to me?

      • East Durham Mag

        Yes that mixed with what a lot of older coach/managers say that you can’t b0llock young players now you have to make them feel special.

        • Mark Potter

          So young players who are late for training, sneak out at night on overseas trips and have a few drinks, post offensive comments on social media, get into trouble with the law, don’t follow advice on how to conduct themselves in public, etc. can’t be dealt with fairly, within the clubs disciplinary rules? Without shouting and swearing at them, or using racial slurs?

          Do you think Rafa Benitez needs to give people an old fashioned b0llocking? Did Bobby Robson?

          Only bad managers, in football and in the workplace generally, think you need to resort to abuse, mockery or shouting at people as a deliberate policy. It simply doesn’t work. Even the army no longer thinks humiliating young recruits is a very good idea.

          • East Durham Mag

            I didn’t say i condoned abuse at all but people respond in different ways be it the carrot or the stick thats used. Modern footballers seem to be a bunch of primadonna’s who don’t respond to a b0ll0cking and need to be feel special. Perhaps the Army will end up like it too.

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        This is correct, can’t even sing baa baa black sheep in schools now, the world and this country especially is going cuckoo.

        • paul mclaughlan

          “Baa Baa ‘Rainbow’ Sheep
          The myth: Teachers have been banned from singing ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ in schools because it has been deemed racist towards black people.
          The truth: A couple of nurseries in Oxfordshire decided to make the song longer and more stimulating for children by replacing ‘black’ with a range of other adjectives.

          This is one of the biggest ‘PC Gone Mad’ urban myths that has spread across the country and the world. A book entitled ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep: The Charge of the PC Brigade‘ was even published based on this incident. Of course, had this ban have actually happened, it would have been a very pointless and hysterical matter indeed. But it didn’t happen at all”

          Been reading The Daily Lies again I see.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Don’t read any papers since they all became works of fiction. You believe what you want.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Reading ” Mein Kampf ” again no doubt.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            No actually at the minute reading enemy of the state.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Autobiographical?

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            No no, tommy robinson. Oh tommy tommy, tommy tommy tommy tommy robinson🤣

          • Coach Clagnut

            You giving free hoop licks to Farage when your not displaying your I.Q. ?

          • Sickandtired

            Not a myth at all. Education chiefs at Birmingham City Council tried to ban it. (BBC)

            “The issue was highlighted when a council inspector pointed out the guidelines during a visit to a nursery school.

            The guidelines stated: “The term ‘black sheep’ is considered by many people a very negative statement.

            “It is often used to describe someone’s negative feelings about a person, eg. ‘he’s the black sheep of the family’.

            “The history behind the rhyme is very negative and also very offensive to black people, due to the fact that the rhyme originates from slavery.

            “The rhyme has colonial links: ‘Three bags full’ refers to the three bags of wool which the slaves were told to collect and ‘yes sir, yes sir’ is how the slaves would reply to the slave masters when told to do a task.

            “For the above reasons it would be advisable to refrain from singing this nursery rhyme.”

            So, you were saying?

          • paul mclaughlan

            “tried” is the defining adjective in your piece of research. Although one must congratulate you for actually bothering.

          • Sickandtired

            And more factual than ‘the truth’ you claimed.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Again, “tried” suggests they failed.

          • Sickandtired

            LOL, yeah, because ‘black’ parents came out against the proposition.
            Same old story. The downtrodden are less enraged than the leftie defenders.

          • paul mclaughlan

            So failed then?

          • Mark Potter

            They did “fail”. He has deliberately selectively quoted the article to miss out the first two paragraphs:

            “A warning that the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep should not be taught in schools because it is “racially offensive” has been scrapped.

            The guidelines by education chiefs at Birmingham City Council were dropped after black parents condemned the advice as ridiculous.”

            This article was in 2000. The Council involved said:

            “We have investigated an alleged incident where an inspector referred staff at a nursery facility to the guidance.

            “As a result of this one-off incident, we have looked at this guidance again, and have made it clear to the nursery that this advice was inappropriate. ”

            So, one over-zealous inspector, who was soon corrected on whether the rhyme was actually offensive, given it’s references to slavery. 18 years ago, and racists are still citing this that non-racists are just following mad “politically correct” policies.

            No, the question, as posed by the Council was whether the rhyme gave offence. A “witch hunt” isn’t offensive to old ladies. Humpty Dumpty isn’t offensive to people who are overweight. But putting a sign in your shop window that you are not going to serve old ladies because they all use too much perfume, or a teacher giving bad marks when they judge an essay on Shakespeare and telling a child they are “too fat” to understand King Lear, is offensive, unfair and discriminatory.

          • Mark Potter

            Yes, a myth. 18 years ago this took place. Birmingham Council rejected the one-off advice of a single inspector in one nursery school, the rhyme was not banned.

            Given the article you quote tells you exactly this, then the statement you were supporting (“can’t even sing baa baa black sheep in schools now”) that’s entirely false. And you know it’s false.

          • Sickandtired

            Yawn.

        • Coach Clagnut

          Not the world Adolf, just you and your bigoted pals.

    • ghostrider

      I’ve personally met him and no way he’s any of that. Banter yeah.
      I wonder how many people have taken the pee out of him.
      People today are coaxed into sensitivity by do gooders who use any excuse to create issues that are at best trivial and at worst meriting a tut tut..

      • paul mclaughlan

        I’ve spoke to a number of the lads he coached and they all confirmed he’s an A-hole and made racist comments.

        • Megatron1505

          Someone who supports the Free Tommy Robinson campaign In trivialising racism shocker.

        • 1957

          I go to a good number of U23 games and there is a general feeling there that not only is he a poor coach but he has no connection with his players and is a bully. His treatment of the elder Gibson was apparently a contributing factor in his brother moving to Everton.

        • Sickandtired

          A-hole? Isn’t that discriminatory?

          • Keeganontherebound

            Yes, towards A-holes when they are compared to racists.

          • Sickandtired

            Clearly, irony is as absent from your/his vocabulary as discrimination. Hypocrite.

          • Keeganontherebound

            That one clearly went well over your head. If you didn’t get that that was sarcastic maybe try avoiding lecturing people on their supposed lack of irony…

          • Sickandtired

            Stick to counting your fingers and toes, all 35 of them.

          • Keeganontherebound

            Haha- So you’re not a racist, you just happen to lash out and call people sub-human when rattled eh? Enjoy your life in the gutter where you belong.

          • Sickandtired

            Didn’t try to lecture ‘people’. I responded to you. It’s not my fault your attempt at irony was so fantastically lame – which by the way was in response to my comment to someone else.

          • Sickandtired

            Steve Harmison “I’m not a massive Mike Ashley hater – The club is stable under him”

            Keeganontherebound a month ago
            Oh it’s stable all right – paralysed under the weight of the owner’s capacious rear.

            It is now lucky 13 for Aleksandar Mitrovic

            Keeganontherebound theoriginalbomberman 2 months ago
            Slagging off the manager solely on the basis of his weight is pretty undignified. Rafa is paid to coach not to sprint down the wing.

            Hypocrisy, much? Seems your arguments are entirely based on who is under discussion, not the morality of what comes out of your dribbling mouth.

            Save your faux ‘discriminatory’ outrage for elsewhere.

          • Keeganontherebound

            You must really lead a sad existence if you’ve got nothing better to do than trawl back through comments made months ago to try to find fault. If you weren’t so thick you’d realise that guy was gratuitously slagging of Rafa for no other reason than the fact he’s carrying a few extra pounds. My comment on Ashley was a reference to him suffocating the club. There is a huge difference between laughing at people who are abusing their power and being gratuitously offensive and abusive…

          • Sickandtired

            Hilarious. Here you are commenting away over your disgust at discriminatory remarks – while dishing out abuse of your own.
            Practise what you preach, you hypocrite.

          • Keeganontherebound

            Saying Mike Ashley has a capacious rear is just a factual statement, it’s not abusive. It’s just like saying that you’re a moron.

          • paul mclaughlan

            😂😂😂 he really needs to learn how to separate irony from sarcasm. Hilarious.

          • paul mclaughlan

            No mate it’s childish name calling.

          • Sickandtired

            Yes, you do seem rather childish…

          • paul mclaughlan

            Just getting some enjoyment out of winding sad little racists like yourself up.

          • Sickandtired

            Ah, here we go again. That’s twice you’ve called me a racist.
            Sums you up. No doubt you rant about ‘Little Englanders’ ‘Brexiteers’ and ‘Tory Scum’ too?

          • paul mclaughlan

            You’re the only one ranting on here mate.

        • ghostrider

          Nahhh, I’m not buying into that.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Fair enough. Bury your head in the sand, Ostrich.

          • ghostrider

            I don’t need to bury my head in the sand. I can see what’s going on.

          • paul mclaughlan

            No you just see what you want to see. Ostrich.

          • ghostrider

            or do you hear what you want to hear due to not being able to see?

          • paul mclaughlan

            From players who Beardsley coached? Who’s your source to say otherwise?

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        Spot on.

        • paul mclaughlan

          Apart from the fact he made racist comments.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Cuckoo.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Ostrich

          • Coach Clagnut

            Bigot.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Can`t be tolerated no matter what the circumstances are, any form of racism is abhorrent & Newcastle legend of not he should be sacked.

  • Mike

    not exactly set the world alight with his coaching either. Surprised he wasnt sacked for that earlier

  • Wor Lass

    I remember him being part of a live broadcast from the Lightfoot Stadium quite a few years ago and describing Walker as “not the best of places”. I`m surprised he wasn`t chinned. I don`t think he meant it as an insult, I just think he`s a bit thick – ignorant in the true sense of the word. Oblivious to the fact that his views aren`t everyone else`s and his comments can cause offence. But that doesn`t excuse you from making racist comments or mean that you can`t be a racist. If he really did tell a group of African kids – as I`ve seen alleged on here – that they should be good at a rope-climbing exercise then that`s racist and unacceptable whether you`re a well paid coach at a PL club, a teacher or a volunteer down at the rec.

    • Sickandtired

      He said in his defence, he was referring to them being young, fit and agile.
      Walker isn’t the nicest of places either, as we all know. Neither is Byker, where I was born and raised. So WTF is your point on that?
      Some of the faux PC and liberal outrage in this comments section is at the least hypocritical, considering how many of the same people throw abuse around left right and centre every day of the week.

      • paul mclaughlan

        Agreed about the Walker comment. But Beardsley aimed the rope climbing comments at black players. Maybe different if he aimed them at the whole group of players.

        • Wor Lass

          I can`t reply to you below as the post has been removed? You`re from the area and have more of a license to say something like that. My point is that for an “outsider” to describe Walker like that on live radio going out all over Tyneside is quite judgemental and I it upset/annoyed a lot of people who I know at the time. He could have said the area had lots of problems, talked about “social deprivation”, youth unemployment etc etc. It was thoughtless and insensitive. My point about the racism is that he would have been oblivious to the fact that he upset anyone because he`s ignorant – and that will certainly be a factor in his treatment of young lads.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Sorry I removed my reply as I only read half of your post (my bad).

          • Sickandtired

            I suspect you and people you know get annoyed at what people say quite a lot.

          • Wor Lass

            Not as annoyed as you are.

          • Sickandtired

            Only at the hypocrisy shown on here. The same people who throw around insults every day are now claiming moral superiority and outrage.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Sickandtired does sound like a quite angry moniker. 🙄

          • Sickandtired

            oh please. take a read back over many of your comments on other pages. Your a real angry little leftie aren’t you?

          • paul mclaughlan

            Hahaha. I’m a socialist mate. Jobs with fair pay and equality for all. Now take your light hearted racist views back to the 70s.

          • Sickandtired

            Gee, you don’t say.

          • paul mclaughlan

            “Gee, you don’t say” what?

          • Sickandtired

            You are a ‘socialist’. Like stating the Pope is Catholic.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Yup that is possibly the one true fact you’ve stated today.

          • Sickandtired

            Not a single fact I have stated. Nor you. Just opinions.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Opinions now that have been proven as facts. 🙄

          • Sickandtired

            Er, no. What you are actually claiming is that the facts justify your subsequent opinions.
            Why don’t you go back to trolling sites – seems that’s a past time which you take enjoyment from.

          • paul mclaughlan

            I’ve quite enjoyed trolling you today. Who would’ve thought I’d get anymore enjoyment out of trolling racists again?

          • Sickandtired

            I ain’t a racist, you bigot. Not a racist comment posted on here by me.
            You die hard leftie’s taint everyone with the same brush if they disagree with you.

          • paul mclaughlan

            “Bigot”?

          • Sickandtired

            Indeed. “a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions.”

          • paul mclaughlan

            If making me speak out against racism makes me a bigot. I’m a bigot.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Ok you’re an ostrich.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Your wasting your time pal, these people are cowards.

      • Wor Lass

        He wasn`t referring to them being “young, fit and agile” or he would have said it to everyone. he was referring to the fact that they were African.

        • Sickandtired

          And how do you know that? You are a mind reader too?

          • Wor Lass

            “… or he would have said it to everyone.” There`s a clue there. Also read Paul Mlaughlan`s comments.

          • Sickandtired

            You don’t know he actually said. The comment attributed in the press was subtly changed from ‘you lot’ to ‘your lot’ as ‘paper’s are prone to do.
            But man, you dive right in there and believe every word. What does that say about you?

          • Wor Lass

            Are you the only person who actually knows. You must have been there, then.

          • Sickandtired

            I don’t know anything for a fact. That’s why I reserve judgement.
            Your faux outrage says more about you, than him.

          • Wor Lass

            “I don’t know anything for a fact.”

            Thanks for confirming that. I`m off to watch some paint dry.

          • Sickandtired

            Coloured paint no doubt? Or paint of colour, excuse me.

          • Wor Lass

            Ha ha. keep it up – you might crack a smile!

          • paul mclaughlan

            ago
            “I don’t know anything for a fact”. The facts have now been confirmed mate. Now run along.

          • Sickandtired

            “Discriminatory comments and unfair treatment…”

            Ah, the facts. Full blown racist for sure then.

          • paul mclaughlan

            “Discriminatory comments” suggest racism has been proved. Again run along Mr Sick.

          • Sickandtired

            “…generally unfair” Some indictment that.

          • paul mclaughlan

            I’m talking about the racist comments he actually made as talking about on this thread. The bullying is also disgusting and was levelled at most of the lads he coached.

      • Wor Lass

        Read my reply to Paul, below, for my point on his Walker comment.

      • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

        Exactly! On a article the other day I seen someone wish mike Ashley to drop down dead which imo is disgraceful. Yet nobody says a word against it but people will bash Mr Beardsley for alleged racism. People will pick and choose on this site what they find offensive and what fits their narrative.

        • paul mclaughlan

          Not “alleged” anymore.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            You see no mention of someone wishing death upon mike Ashley but straight back onto your soapbox about alledged racism. I’m bored of your chat.

          • Sickandtired

            He has sleepless nights over Ashley. Socialist nightmares you know ;-)

          • paul mclaughlan

            To be fair mate I sleep like a baby these days. Something I reckon you and your racist endorsing mate struggle with. Always angry you see.

          • Sickandtired

            Oh, I think a good old Socialist like you must have much anger, against much and many.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Just look at our monikers. I go under my proper name. You go under a name that proves you’re just an angry little fool. Now excuse me for a while as I’m going out for my dinner.

          • Sickandtired

            Sure you do, Paul.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Yes I do mr keyboard warrior.

          • paul mclaughlan

            I’m not angry mate. I’m just laughing at your feeble put downs. Cminus, must try harder.

          • Sickandtired

            Ive read your outrage elsewhere, matey. You Socialists are perpetually angry.

          • paul mclaughlan

            I’ve had discussions with people on the opposite sides to the political spectrum to myself. I’m just laughing at you.

          • Sickandtired

            I seriously doubt you discuss anything.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Well eff off and block me. I’d love to get shot of your untrue views but for some reason can’t.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Another ‘intelligent’ response hahaha and still no mention of the mike Ashley comment. I don’t block anyone even those I don’t agree with since I believe we are all entitled to our own opinion.

          • Coach Clagnut

            You believe in freedom of speech provided the platform is for “white’s only”.

            Just another sad little bigot trying to be fair minded but constantly being misunderstood.

          • paul mclaughlan

            I’ve never wished Mike Ashley dead. Apart from today I’ve not really read any comments from you condemning those comments.

          • Coach Clagnut

            I know, how come we can’t block this white supremacist scumbag?

          • JonMag

            Clear your cache & the block should work,

          • Coach Clagnut

            Appreciate it but I cleared the history and the cache but it still wo’nt let me block the pig. His monicker is in greyscale as opposed to the usual blue.
            I can block anyone who has a blue coloured log-in but there are more and more on this site coming up with greyscale. You can’t block them or check out their posting history. It’s almost as if they are “plants” designed to generate controversy and clickbait.
            I’ve had no issue blocking the usual imbeciles like ghost, fleck, monk etc.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            😂 I have 2 mixed race cousins from the Bahamas, oh just bring the homophobic card in As well I have 2 gay cousins on the other side of the family all of whom I have a great relationships with so how I can possibly be classed as white supremacist is beggars belief 😂 im going to put your behaviour down to being a little unhinged/ill So take your comments and shove them in your quinoa salad.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Some of your best friends are Jewish no doubt. Bet your family is unaware of the secret hate you harbour to all who are not of your ilk.

            If you are truly too stupid to realise the connotations attached to your hashtag then whatever you say is instantly contradicted by your political beliefs.

            Dunning – Kruger Effect at work here.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            My family are well aware of my political beliefs and have no problem with them since they believe in freedom of thought and speech in democracy. I’m now convinced you have mental health problems. You should seek help mate.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Hmm..a racist bigot with gay and mixed race family members. One thing I’ve learnt over the years is people like you are serial liars who attempt to diffuse their extremism by claiming their friends and family are just fine with the fact you think some of them are sub-human.

            Try harder next time moron.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Wasting my time, like I said before go and seek help cause some of the things you’re coming out with make you sound unhinged, full of hate and anger, your making yourself look like a fool yet again like they other day.

          • Coach Clagnut

            You don’t like getting called out on your lies and racist bigotry do you klan man. You should also check your syntax before posting. You sound retarded half the time. The other half you just sound common garden thick.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            I would love to meet you face to face, offer is there from my side. I’ve nothing to hide to anyone I’m proud of who I am.

          • Coach Clagnut

            You wanna blow me? Lick me nuts? Rim the starfish? Apologise for being retarded? Unburden your troubles? Make a donation to Anti-Fascists? Tell me how all you white supremicists are misunderstood? What is it Klan Boy, why would you like to meet me?

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            To see whether your as vocal with your bigoted opinions face to face. Go on send me your details. As for the starfish I’m sure you have someone there doing it for you as we speak. Come to whitehall London Saturday, I will be in Trafalgar square from 12 ish.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Will you have a flower in your hair sweetie? Otherwise, how would I recognise you from all the other knuckle-draggers?

            Wearing bright pink with a pointy hood may help.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            No details then, no? If you change your mind you know where I am. Wasting me time your a keyboard warrior nothing more, whatever floats your boat tho eh, if your ever at away games look for a st george flag with LAR in the top left and bottom left a union Jack skull with Tommy Robinson’s signature next to it. That’s mine, you can come and say hello, until then goodbye.

          • Coach Clagnut

            No warrior here Adolf, just can’t abide racist pigs such as yourself. One thing never changes with your lot and that is the ever present threat of violence when you lose. Only to be expected with an intellectual pygmy with an emotional age of a teenage girl.

            Not goodbye Adolf, just ta-ra for a bit.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            Leaving London now, it’s coming up north soon so get yourself ready cause today is the only the start, see you soon.

          • Coach Clagnut

            You get that swastika tatooed on your forehead yet?

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            It’s because I’m the chosen one😂

          • Coach Clagnut

            If rectums qualify you’re in.

        • Sickandtired

          Indeed. I’m not loving your hashtag by the way – but agree with the hypocrisy I mentioned shown on here.

          • Lhc#Freetommyrobinson

            👍cheers.

      • JonMag

        He`s in charge or young kid`s not adults you [email protected]@king idiot.
        what he said and did was not acceptable

        • Sickandtired

          El-Mhanni is 22!

  • I believe this was all blown out of proportion. Beardsley might have said something he didn’t understand or mean but I don’t think the player has been hampered or anything. Beardsley is an old-fashioned bloke and might have used words that are thought of differently nowadays.
    I believe removing Beardsley from the position was correct because of poor results, not because he was a racist or anything.

    • paul mclaughlan

      I know you don’t want to believe. But Beardsley used racist language.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      my dads in his 60`s if either myself or my brother made any sort of comment like Pedro did there`d be hell to pay. age is no excuse whatsoever

  • Mxpx

    Interesting alot of people are pinning their political views to whether he is or isn’t guilty the truth is we really won’t be able to get an honest answer on this he may be a victim of political correctness he may have acted inappropriately but speculation won’t change what’s happened I think it’s important that we back his replacement more than anything who won’t have liked how he got the job

    • paul mclaughlan

      He is guilty. I’ve spoke to a number of lads who confirm this.

      • Sickandtired

        Make your F’n mind up

        • paul mclaughlan

          Cheers for pointing my mistake. You’ll be happy to know I’ve rectified said typo.

  • JonMag

    Guilty as charged even though Nufc have tried to sweep it under the carpet & then try to dispose of the lads who complained. there`s culture at Newcastle from the owner down that`s rotten. i exclude Rafa & all his staff because i think they`ll be horrified at the outcome. to think 1 of our greatest players stooping to that level, it`s quite unbelievable.
    Ashley is a virus that over 10 years has spread throughout the club & the sooner he`s gone the better

    • Wor Lass

      Spot on.

      • JonMag

        thanks & you and MMM are correct that some Americans do use the words person of colour, iv`e heard it many times

    • Coach Clagnut

      Beardsley has form when it comes to bullying or at least accusations of bullying. Terry Mac’s son was one of the first to level the bully attitude to Beardsley. He couldn’t wait to get away from him.

      • JonMag

        i`m disappointed that such a great player has an attitude like that.
        they aren`t men they are young lads looking to learn off a legend

        • Coach Clagnut

          Truly sad. Gifted beyond fairness as a player.

      • Mxpx

        To play devil’s advocate do youngsters understand the difference between tough love and bullying I know I struggled to tell the difference with my parents that’s not to say tough love can’t be misguided but some of these players are very soft mentally

        • Coach Clagnut

          You’re right. A lot of youngsters cannot accept any criticism and see it as a personal insult. Keep criticising and they begin to believe you have an agenda against them.

          If this had of been a one off incident then a misunderstanding might well have explained it but, sadly, Beardsley has form for this kind of attitude towards the younger players.

          I kinda suspect Beardsley was a target for the bullies growing up and despite it all, he got to the top. If you had a “precious” attitude back in the day you’d be mocked and scorned. Of course back then it was 99% a working class game and if you couldn’t look after yourself you’d sink without trace.
          Society has changed beyond recognition from the old rough and tumble and you must choose you words and temper your actions accordingly otherwise you end up where he’s ended up.

    • Sickandtired

      Wasn’t Beardo one of Rafa’s staff?

      Totally agree on Ashley. However, even I wouldn’t blame this on him.

  • Neovoo

    Sounds vague. Interesting that the young man in question has been released by the club. Bad attitude, the freestyler way of playing (and not playing football ‘properly’?), or simply not good enough – have these avenues all been considered? Could this be the case of an angry kid lashing out against lack of playing time with a man of a different generation insensitive to today’s attitude? Of course justice must be dealt, but the truth must be thoroughly snuffed out before hearsay and speculation. Racism as a charge seems difficult to comprehend when given to the gentle Beardsley. Says the speculator

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    There were enough ignorant comments on this thread to give us all a nosebleed. Either evolve with the times or get left behind (or in this case, correctly labeled a racist). If people are offended by your words, then use different words. It’s not difficult to be nice to people.