FA charges Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew over clash

Ollie Irish

8th, November 2006

Pardew_5Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew have both been handed improper conduct charges by the FA following their scuffle at Upton Park on Saturday. A statement on the FA website said: " The charges relate to their alleged aggressive and confrontational behaviour towards the end of the match at Upton Park on Sunday 5 November. They have until 23 November to respond."

West Ham have been quick out of the blocks to defend their man. Managing director Paul Aldridge said: "West Ham United are astonished by this charge. We believe Alan Pardew did no more than celebrate in a passionate manner following a crucial goal in a London derby. Alan Pardew has the full backing of the board with regards to this charge, which will be defended vigorously."

I tend to agree with the Hammers. I don’t think anything Pardew did at the time to merit a charge, and he has been very apologetic since. Is there a case to answer Pies fans?

[Rob Parker]

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