Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Which would you prefer - a fine or a butt probe?

There is much speculation as to what punishment Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will receive from the FA for his head-butting shenanigans at the weekend. There is a precedent though. Kidderminster manager Mark Yates nutted Exeter City player Lee Elam in 2007 and received a £350 fine and a four-match ban. Pardew has already been fined £100,000 by Newcastle. So the punishment already seems out of kilter. Mind you, according to the Express & Echo headline from 2007, Yates also had to face a butt probe. Looks like  Pardew got off lightly.

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