Pardew: Ferguson should have beent sent to the stands - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson has been treated more favourably than other Premier League managers.
Ferguson stormed onto the pitch at half-time during the 4-3 win over Newcastle to confront referee Mike Dean over Newcastle’s second goal.
Pardew has said it was unfair of the Manchester United boss to put the referee under that much pressure and that he should have been sent off as a result.
Pardew said to the Guardian:
“I think Mike Dean might feel slightly disappointed he didn’t do something about it. I think the pressure that was on him was tough for a referee to take.
Sometimes when you reflect on a game you think you might have acted differently.”
To put the incident into context, there were two other incidents on Boxing Day involving QPR manager Harry Redknapp and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
Both incidents relate to each manager’s com...