Date: 17th March 2012 at 10:51am
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Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew thinks it would have been “nice” for Robin van Persie to give his goalkeeper, Tim Krul a phone call to apologise for the spat between the Dutch pair at Ashburton Grove last Monday.

The pair clash after an argument in the first half over the ridiculous amount of time the keeper was wasting, only for the situation to be compounded after Arsenal`s injury time winner in which Krul ran from his goal to confront Robin who was minding his own business walking back to the halfway line.

The Arsenal skipper promptly laughed in his face and chaos ensued.

However the Newcastle manager thinks it would be right and proper for van Persie to call the Newcastle man to explain his behaviour.

‘Tim has suggested it is all forgotten, I am sure Van Persie is the same,’ commented Pardew.

‘It would perhaps be nice for Van Persie to call him and being the senior figure, which he is in the Dutch camp, say he perhaps got over-exuberant, and we can all move on.’

I`m wondering if Pardew called up Wenger to explain his over-exuberance after celebrating a late goal in the face of the Gunners manager at Upton Park a few years ago? No? Thought not. Bell end.