NUFC make shock Peter Beardsley move after ‘bullying & racism’ allegations – Fans not happy

Despite being suspended since January following several accusations of racism and bullying, an exclusive from The Mirror claims Newcastle United look set to stand by Peter Beardsley and bring him back to the club’s academy this season.

It’s time this case came to a conclusion, with it having dragged on for months now, however it’s a shock to hear that he could be back at the club – especially after Beardsley was found guilty of making discriminatory comments towards former youngster Ben El-Mhanni

Darren Lewis’ ‘exclusive’ also states that Beardsley has continued to deny the charges, despite ‘written statements’ having been made by several academy player earlier in the year.

Here’s what The Mirror have had to say on it all, suggesting the club could ‘stand by’ Beardsley and welcome him back to the club:

‘Peter Beardsley could be back at Newcastle’s academy this season with the club set to stand by him over bullying and racism allegations.

‘The 57-year-old Toon legend has been suspended by the club since January, but the Magpies have yet to take a decision on his future.

‘Instead, the player who made his complaints official last autumn – winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni – has since been released by the club.

‘There is growing frustration within the club and among parents of players in the academy that the investigation – initially expected to last weeks – has gone on for months.

‘Mirror Sport revealed exclusively in January that the former England forward was being investigated by club chiefs after Ben El-Mhanni’s official complaint.

‘In January it emerged that an appeal – contrary to the club’s initial findings – ruled Beardsley did make discriminatory comments and that his treatment of Ben El-Mhanni was “generally unfair”.

‘A hearing into racism allegations also took place in May. Beardsley has consistently denied the charges, despite written statements made by several academy players in January.’

Is this the right decision?

Here’s some reactions from NUFC fans on social media:

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3 thoughts on “NUFC make shock Peter Beardsley move after ‘bullying & racism’ allegations – Fans not happy

  1. I have coached many kids at all levels, and have had many complaints from kids and parents because they do not like what I have told them….”not fit enough” “work harder” “practice skills more” are just some of the comments I have been taken to task by clubs where the kids or parents don’t like what they are being told, and not what they want to hear.
    I accept kids welfare must comes first, and some kids and their parents are just not cut out for the ruthlessness of the professional game.
    If Peter is guilty, and I say “IF” then he should be sacked, but you cannot sack the bloke for allegations. Results however are a different matter………….


  2. “racism and bullying”

    I’d guess Racial insensitivity and not molly-coddling would be more accurate.

    This is why we are lacking results from the snowflake generation.

    Everyone needs to be told how good they are, nobody can fail, you get a certificate for turning up and god forbid you should be offended by something.

    Maybe Beardsley’s not the best coach but he should definitely be involved with the youth set-up somewhere.

    Admittedly they might need a translator…..

    The beauty of saying that is knowing that the great Beardo is of an age when footballers had to either man up of sod off.
    It’s really sad that he has been dragged through this because he treated one soft kid like a grown up.


  3. It appears Beardsley is guilty as charged, according to the evidence given by tho
    the other young players, in which case whether Beardsley is a good or bad coach is immaterial, he apparently was a bully and should be let go.
    Sure he was one of the best players the club were lucky enough to have him as such, but is that a good reason to retain him and do bully’s really change.
    In fact the “jobs for the boys “attitude is not the best method of developing young talent, better to hire someone with a track record in the field.


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