Video: Alan Pardew accuses Michael Essien of rape
Ex-Charlton manager unlikely to be asked back on MOTD2
Operating under the proviso “if Alan Shearer can do it, anyone can do it,” a jobless man named Alan Pardew was invited to display his punditry skills on Match of the Day 2 last night. If you watched it, and you thought you heard Pardew say Michael Essien “absolutely raped” Ched Evans, your ears did not deceive you.
Afterwards, no attempt was of an apology was made, so presumably such comments are deemed acceptable at the new transparent BBC.