Magpies’ boss furious after Callum Mcmanaman’s tackle.
Alan Pardew has hit out at Wigan’s Callum Mcmanaman for his horror tackle at the weekend according to The Daily Mail.
The Newcastle United boss is incensed at the lunge by the Wigan youngster on French defender Massadiao Hairdara after Mcmanaman’s tackle saw the player being stretchered off and taken to hospital with suspected knee ligament damage.
The incident was missed by referee Mark Halsey as his view was obstructed by a player running past him.
Questions have been raised however over the view of the linesman who seemingly appeared to have a clear view of the tackle.
The tackle angered Newcastle assistant manager John Carver so much that he was sent-off at half time for attempting to remonstrate with Mcmanaman as the players left the field. Wigan coach Graham Barrow was also sent to the stands for his role in the ensuing melee.
‘I thought it was a bad challenge and I was 60 yards away from the incident’, said Pardew.
‘It’s an awful challenge, the pictures speak for themselves.
‘I am disappointed for our team, and Wigan for the way it was conducted.’
Roberto Martinez leapt to the defence of his young star last night, insisting that Mcmanaman was not a malicious or vicious player.
Nevertheless, the midfielder is likely to face retrospective from the FA. The fact that referee Halsey missed the incident means it is unlikely to feature in his match report allowing the FA to judge on the matter.
If however, Halsey did see the incident and decided to do nothing, no further action from the FA is permitted.