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FA hit Pardew with charge over comments
Published : 01 Sep 2011 12:30:01Rss feed
Alan Pardew has been hit with a charge by the FA for comments he made ahead of the Sunderland game on August 20.
Pardew suggested that referee Howard Webb would treat his player Joey Barton differently to anyone else in the game.He said: "In a gameplan, Joey would get a mention so the ref needs to make sure he referees from a completely neutral point of view.
"Barton did pick up a yellow card in the game for dissent, in which there were seven yellows and one red card dished out by Webb.The FA introduced a new rule this year stating that managers could not speak about match officials ahead of any game.Stoke boss Tony Pullis was warned for his comments after phrasing Webb ahead of his side's semi-final fixture against Bolton at Wembley back in April.Pardew has until the September 5 to respond to his charge.