Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Pardew Charged for Being Pushed

Alan Pardew faces a Football Association improper conduct charge for being pushed by Arsene Wenger and having his pro-offered hand ignored by the Frenchman. If the charge is upheld the West Ham manager is likely to be given a touchline ban.

West Ham have responded with anger to the charge. Managing director Paul Aldridge said the club would vigorously contest the 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."


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