Pardew Proves He Is a Moron
After last nights 4-0 thumping of Charlton, Alan Pardew has appealed the red card of Osei Sankofa by admitting the player fouled Robin van Persie.
An interesting approach.
The incident saw a deflected Cesc Fabregas shot cannon off the bar with Robin van Persie ready to pounce on an open goal with Carson stranded in no-man's land.
Sankofa pulled back RvP as he attempted to poke the ball into the vacant net resulting in a penalty and instant red card.
However, today Pardew attempted to call the decision into question by claiming Sankofa didn't 'pull him back too hard'.
'The decision against us was a triple whammy. He should have been given offside, two yards offside by the way.' Pardew said
'Secondly, he didn't pull him back too hard and the player went down quite dramatically; and then Osei getting sent off as well, that was a big blow for the team.'
Two points Alan mi old bean. Firstly, offside decisions sometimes go your way, sometimes they don't, see Henry's perfectly good goal disallowed IN THE SAME MATCH, and secondly, it doesn't matter how hard you pull someone back, if you pull them, it's a foul, so your appeal is destined to fail before it has even been heard. Nice one.
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