Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew feels his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson should be banned for his remonstrations at the officials on Boxing Day.
Sir Alex was angry at Mike Dean’s decision to overrule linesman Jake Collin’s offside call and allow Jonny Evan’s own goal to stand in the 4-3 win over the Magpies.
The referee chose not to send the Scot to the stands and has left his altercations with the manager out of his post-match report, but Pardew feels the Football Association still should take retrospective action.
He told reporters: “I think Mike Dean might feel slightly disappointed he didn’t do something about it.
“I think the pressure that was on him was tough for a referee to take. Sometimes when you reflect on a game you think you might have acted differently. You do that as a manager and I think he might have done that as a referee.
“But it’s an emotional game and apparently they had a cordial discussion. I’ve had a few of those myself and sometimes I’ve ended up in the stands as a result of that cordial discussion.”
Pardew was also aggrieved that the FA missed Robin van Persie’s alleged strike to the face of Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini.
He added: “I think there were a lot of things the FA could look at. But it seems they are looking at none.”
Pardew’s comments come in the aftermath of the FA’s decision to investigate statements made in post-match interviews by Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini and QPR manager Harry Redknapp in their team’s recent losses to Sunderland and West Brom.
Mancini was not happy with referee Kevin Friend as he failed to give a free kick for what he believed was a foul on Pablo Zabaleta in the build-up to Adam Johnson’s winner in the 1-0 loss on Boxing Day.
“Maybe the referee ate too much for Christmas,” Mancini remarked.
Redknapp, meanwhile, accused the linesman of having poor sight after he felt he missed a handball which could have potentially earned his side a vital point in their 2-1 loss to the Baggies.
Redknapp told reporters: “I asked the linesman how he didn’t see that penalty – it was the most blatant handball you could wish to see but he said it was murky down there in that corner and he couldn’t make it out.
“Maybe he should go to Specsavers. I thought they were both awful decisions. Scandalous decisions.”