Alan Pardew is charged with misconduct by the FA for doing this:

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Actually, there should be some sympathy for the Newcastle manager because the ball clearly rolled out for a throw in but the linesman did not appear to be paying attention. Pardew made a more forceful “wake up” gesture than needed.

His subsequent apology will most likely have no effect.  The FA is set to come down with a 3 match ban plus a fine.  All this comes with a heavy dose of irony as Pardew urged his players to imbibe the Olympic spirit before the match.

Chris
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Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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