Crystal Palace Midfielder Admits Nigel Pearson ‘Choke’ Scared Him

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Shaken up by the incident…

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson unbelievably placed his hands around the throat of Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur following what appeared to be a trivial touch-line altercation, and McArthur has finally spoken out over the weekend’s most talked about incident.

The 27-year-old has played down the clash, in which Pearson not only grabbed his throat but refused to let go of his shirt as he tried to get back on the pitch, yet still admits that he was frightened by the Leicester City manager’s reaction.

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“I got a bit scared, to be honest. These things happen and you see it quite a lot with managers and players throughout the game, so I’m not bothered by it,” McArthur spoke to the Croydon Advertiser.

“I’ve collided into him and he said it was only a joke, so I’ll take it in that manner and we move on,”

“If it’s on and off the field, it’s going to get blown out of proportion but there’s nothing in it on my part.”

A bizarre turn of events yesterday saw Sky Sports sources claim that the 51-year-old had been sacked following the controversy, however only hours later, the club released a statement confirming Pearson was still in charge.

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