Club left with no choice.
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson extraordinarily grabbed the throat of Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur during his side’s 1-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium, and Pearson’s fate has today been decided by the club, with The Foxes reportedly axing their manager.
Twitter inevitably voiced their shock at yesterday’s incident – and the sacking has caused another social media outburst:
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 8, 2015
Nigel Pearson has done a good job for Leicester overall. Afraid he loses a lot of sympathy, though, after his weird Gripper Stebson routine.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) February 8, 2015
All hail Nigel Pearson!! The best thing to happen to city in Generation and look what happens!! #seethebiggerpicture
— Gerry Taggart (@Gerry_Taggart) February 8, 2015
Nigel Pearson sacked! Gives him more time to focus on his wrestling career.. pic.twitter.com/ah6FQZqj6e
— Football Talk (@FootbaIlTalk) February 8, 2015
Kane chokes people on a weekly basis on live television, gets praised. Nigel Pearson does it once, sacked.
— BringOnTheCOYS (@TRICKYY115001) February 8, 2015
If you see Nigel Pearson in the street, don’t bump into him. Protects his personal space with a swift neck-lock & likes a bit of verbal too
— Rob Hadgraft (@RobHadgraft) February 8, 2015
Good riddance to Nigel Pearson, he seems a thoroughly disagreeable and unjustifiably smug bloke #LCFC
— Tus (@tussie8) February 8, 2015
Sacking Nigel Pearson was a ridiculous decision
— Victoria (@vstewarthalford) February 8, 2015
— Kishan Umrania (@KishanU14) February 8, 2015
I assume Nigel Pearson will grab the opportunity to find a new job with both hands.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) February 8, 2015