Alan Pardew and Louis van Gaal are hardly popular fellows in the UK. However its Pardew that we are going to look at here. The Crystal Palace boss has, even before kick-off, taken an absolute battering from the Twittersphere. From his headbutting of players to his smarmy photos with cheerleaders, Pardew is a figure of fun.
The question is, will people finally lose it with him for good if he wins the cup?
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) May 21, 2016
Just look at that cute little smile, the hate is real, mind!
I hate Pardew as much as the next man, but fair play to him for coming and saying it isn't 'just another game', it isn't.
— Robbie Plumb (@RobbiePlumb) May 21, 2016
Obviously we can’t show the full colourful nature of the Pardew hatred, but we’re sure you know where to look.
For some people, however, you just wonder what he doesn’t hate. Does he actually like football? Seems pretty unlikely.
Hate Man U but hate Pardew, lose lose situation the day
— Max Bell (@MaxBell_11) May 21, 2016
Others despise the man so much they’re actually unable to use logic anymore…
Soft spot for Palace, hate Pardew…. so hoping Palace win and somehow Pardew loses? #FACupFinal
— Ollie (@chamberlago) May 21, 2016
I hate LVG, but the idea of Pardew winning the FA Cup, means I can only hope for a Red win today. Need to go was my mouth out with soap…
— George Cook Jnr (@C00kJnr) May 21, 2016
We did tell you that BOTH of these managers are pretty unpopular. Pardew is doing damn well to really out-do Louis van Gaal in the hate-stakes.