Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Pardew was on the BBC’s Match of the Day show on Sunday and sparked some controversy when he said that Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien “absolutely rapes” Manchester City player Ched Evans with a slide-tackle.
He’s timed it perfectly” Pardew said, “He’s a strong boy, he absolutely rapes him” he added.
Always ones for proper decorum, the BBC released a statement shortly after the incident. “Alan Pardew apologies unconditionally for any offence caused by remarks he made on Match on the Day 2 shown last night”.
This isn’t the first time Pardew’s mouth has gotten him in trouble. As the manager of West Ham he was caught on camera making disparaging remarks about his club’s fans, leading the team to get him a media adviser to help win the fans back.