It’s not rare to see players square up on the pitch when tempers flare, but it is a shock when a manager gets involved with an opposition star. But, Alan Pardew set the internet ablaze when he and David Meyler got a little involved with each other on the touchline at the KC Stadium. The pair had exchanged words, before the Hull man went to get the ball for a throw-in. Then came the madness, as Pardew squared up to the Tigers ace before butting him to the floor. Contact was minimal, but it was enough to see the Magpies gaffer sent to the stands.
A hefty ban and maybe the sack for Pardew I’d have thought.
— Thom Wood (@thomwood) March 1, 2014
Pardew been a naughty boy #again
— lee maughan (@kopthis73) March 1, 2014