The West Brom players who apologised after allegedly stealing a taxi to get back to their Spanish hotel from a McDonald's drive-through have been told the case against them has been shelved. The court determined there was not enough evidence to bring about charges.
It's been a bad few days for West Brom both on and off the pitch.
Pardew is struggling to persuade West Brom's Chinese owner to retain his services. The pair were instrumental in appointing Pardew as Tony Pulis's successor.
Pardew stripped Evans of the captaincy for Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round tie at home to Southampton, which Albion lost 2-1.
Johnny Evans Among Four Players Who Apologise Over Taxi Incident In Spain
That could lead to a sharpening of the knives among West Brom fans, who will be livid that their so-called stars spent time bunking off instead of getting their fitness levels up ahead of making a good bash at retaining their Premier League status.
"If your chairman and your CEO are moved on you can't be sure of your job", Pardew has admitted.
Questions are being asked about the wisdom of the struggling squad taking a three-night bonding break to Barcelona.
The club management said earlier Friday that an internal investigation of the episode was underway, providing neither a description of the events nor the names of the players, reports Efe. That inquiry is expected to last two weeks and will see the quartet interviewed individually by club directors.More news: Fergie responds to National Anthem backlash: 'I honestly tried my best'
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