Football GIF: Alan Pardew’s Hellacious Clothesline On Linesman vs Tottenham

Chris Wright

20th, August 2012


By Chris Wright

Pies are well aware that we’re a little tardy to the party with this one, but as I was out reveling in Forest managing to score on the opening day of the season for the first time in SIX YEARS on Saturday afternoon, I happened to miss the Newcastle-Tottenham game.

As the strawberry and lime cider flowed (I know, I know) and scores were checked, word quickly rippled through the pub that Alan Pardew had been exiled to the stands for doing one of the linesmen at St James’ Park a rather unpleasant physical discourtesy: Pards had, and I quote, “flattened the bastard”.

Therefore you can imagine my disappointment, turning on Match of the Day to see this nonsense…

That’s what all the fuss was about? Newcastle should’ve been given a throw, lino Stuart Burt received the daintiest of pushes and a bit of a glare? I was hoping for a bit of this…