Newcastle boss Pardew unimpressed by Martinez excusing Wigan's McManaman

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew refuses to consider Callum McManaman's X-rated challenge on Massadio Haidara was anything but deliberate.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew refuses to consider Callum McManaman's X-rated challenge on Massadio Haidara was anything but deliberate.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez is adamant McManaman did not mean to hurt the Frenchman.

Told Martinez had put the tackle down to enthusiasm, Pardew said: "Has he seen it?

"Maybe he’ll change his opinion when he sees it."

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