Peter Beardsley pulls out of Hong Kong tournament – Avoids complications with Newcastle United - football

Peter Beardsley pulls out of Hong Kong tournament – Avoids complications with Newcastle United



Peter Beardsley has pulled out of the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens.
The former Newcastle star was set to feature in the Masters section of the tournament, with the first game(s) on Friday.
However, The Mail have now revealed that only 48 hours ahead of it kicking off, Beardsley has withdrawn.
There had been controversy when it was announced Peter Beardsley would take part, as he still has the cloud hanging over him with regard to allegations of bullying and racist comments towards young Newcastle players who were in his care.
An NUFC Under 23s team are taking part in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens as defending champions and it was feared some of those who brought the allegations, could be brought into contact with him, until this late withdrawal. After the club appeared to try to brush the matter under the carpet (see below) The FA intervened. They charged Peter Beardsley with three breaches of FA rules and gave him until 12 April 2019 to respond. Now 33 days later, there has been nothing  made public as to where The FA are with these charges, nor what Beardsley’s response to them was.
The Mail report:
‘Peter Beardsley has withdrawn from the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens on the eve of the tournament, Sportsmail can reveal.
We reported on Tuesday evening that he was set to take part alongside Newcastle United Under-23s this week, with the Football Association yet to confirm a date for his hearing into three charges of using racist and abusive language towards the club?s academ...
source: themag
URL source: https://www.themag.co.uk/

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