Hull keeper Harper: Pardew lucky to keep Newcastle job

Hull City goalkeeper Steve Harper feels Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was lucky to keep his job this week.

Hull City goalkeeper Steve Harper feels Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was lucky to keep his job this week.

Pardew is facing a lengthy ban after clashing with Harper's Hull teammate David Meyler.

"For a manager to do that for me he is lucky to still be in his job," Harper told BBC Newcastle.

"I don't think it has been blown out of proportion. I still can't believe it.

"The incident seems to have been on non-stop on the television and every time you see it, it seems to get a little bit worse. I am amazed.

"My brain was saying: Did that really just happen? He didn't really do what I just think he did, did he?

"Everyone said exactly the same thing – that they couldn't believe it."

 
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