Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has announced his intention to punish himself for his outbursts during his side's 2-0 loss to Man City last weekend. Pardew was incensed by referee Mike Jones' decision to disallow a Chieck Tiote goal for offside (Jones has been punished for this) and that frustration boiled over in a touchline spat with City manager Manuel Pellegrini in which Pardew called his counterpart a "f***ing old c***."
Pardew subsequently apologized for his behavior and The FA only gave him a warning instead of punishing him. But days later, Pardew still feels he deserves more, so he's opted to punish himself. And not in the depraved, ball gag and whips type of way you're probably imagining.
From the Telegraph:
“There are a couple of things I would like to do outside my work hours in the local community,” said Pardew. “I have heard from [assistant manager] John Carver there are a couple of boys’ clubs struggling and I am going to do something with a housing association in Walker.
“That will be my penance to my two girls who are a little bit miffed about my behaviour. I am not proud of the comment I made. I am going to punish myself.”
Upon hearing about this self-punishment idea, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's head probably exploded.
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