The Daily Mail reports after victory over Cardiff City, Pardew had to contend with rumours of a punch-up with Ben Arfa, following a tweet by broadcaster Richard Keys that said: "Heard Ben Arfa chinned Pardew. If that’s the case, one or the other will have to go."
A perplexed Pardew hinted Newcastle may take the matter further, saying: "Where did that come from? It’s ridiculous, absolute nonsense. We’ll have to have a look at that, because it is very bizarre, and I am mystified by it."
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