Alan Pardew condemns crowd trouble following Newcastle's defeat to Sunderland
Supporters clashed in the city centre after the game
Friday 19 April 2013
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has condemned the violence which flared in the city in the wake of Sunday's derby defeat by Sunderland.
Mounted police were called in to deal with a series of incidents in the city centre after the game, which the Magpies lost to their arch-rivals 3-0.
The club later issued a statement in which it said it was "embarrassed and appalled" at the behaviour of those allegedly involved and threatened to ban anyone convicted of causing trouble from St James' Park for life.
Today, Pardew criticised those responsible and pointed to the example set by those supporters who followed the club on their Europa League adventure.
He said: "We have conducted ourselves in such a great manner all year in Europe and everything, and there was such a great feeling around.
"But there was a feeling after the game and perhaps the kick-off time and alcohol involved, and we had those ugly incidents which we don't want to see."It's a shame for our genuine fans that they have to carry the burden of that scare from that game."
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