ALAN Pardew has hit out at the sick chants aimed at Newcastle United’s Steven Taylor in the Wear-Tyne derby.
Sunderland fans chanted “Steven Taylor, we wish you were dead” in Sunday’s game at the Stadium of Light.
A pre-match interview from Taylor had rankled on Wearside.
The defender suggested no Sunderland player would get in Newcastle’s team – or even make it on to Pardew’s bench.
Pardew is adamant that such a chant has no place in football.
And he has called on the football authorities - and police - to look into the abuse directed at Taylor, who came off the bench in the 1-1 draw.
United’s fans were also criticised for singing a tasteless song about Jimmy Savile.
“They were not acceptable,” Pardew said. “We don’t want that in the game – every type of abuse is not right.
“I hope they are brought to task, if it is found out who they are.”