Beardsley meets with Newcastle over bullying claims

Beardsley meets with Newcastle over bullying claims

Beardsley meets with Newcastle over bullying claims

"Peter Beardsley categorically denies the allegations".

"Peter Beardsley will not be making any further comment at the present time and until investigations conclude". Allegations of unfair treatment have been made, which are now being investigated.

The denial was issued shortly after the club revealed that Beardsley would be taking a period of leave while the investigation continues.

Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley was summoned to St James' Park once again on Tuesday as an investigation over allegations of bullying and racism continued.

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Reports in Newcastle suggest he arrived at the club's training ground in Benton as normal this morning, only to be asked to travel to the stadium to have further discussions with the club following a meeting with managing director Lee Charnley and head of safeguarding Steve Swinyard yesterday.

Sources revealed at the weekend that 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni had lodged a complaint of bullying against former England worldwide Beardsley, and it has since emerged that further allegations have been made.

The Magpies confirmed at the weekend that an investigation had been launched after 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni made a formal complaint against the under-23s coach, backed by some of the club's young African players.

As reported by the Dailymail, Beardsley has allegedly made racist comments to one of his players during a trip to Go Ape, an outdoor adventure company which runs Tree Top Adventures, Forest Segways, Tree Top Junior Adventures and Zip Trekking Adventures.

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