Indeed, many supporters were frustrated by their manager - not because of a 3-1 loss to West Ham United - but because of his post-match comments that seemed to clutch at straws when explaining how the game slipped away.
Dwight Gayle was sent off for two bookable offences, while he also ran into the penalty box during both of his side's penalties (Yohan Cabaye had to retake his spot-kick thanks to Gayle the first time).
But, as can be seen in the above video, Crystal Palace boss Pardew felt the referee was harsh on the 24-year-old.
Yet most people have slated Pardew on Twitter for the comments, as both of Gayle's fouls were fouls - and that doesn't change just because he's a striker. Some Palace fans admitted they were disappointed with their manager's comments on social media...
Gayle encroached on the re-taken pen as well! Really don't know what he was thinking today. Nonsense from Pardew post match. #CPFC— Matthew Barton (@MatthewBarton) October 17, 2015
Have to disagree with Pardew. Referee just done his job. Gayle didn't. It cost Palace in the end but it happens. Chin up. Move on #cpfc— Simon Bray (@SimonBray52) October 17, 2015
Disaapointed with Pardew for saying Gayle's red card wasn't a sending of. It was clearly a red he shouldn't of hidden that #cpfc— CPFCHolmesdale (@CPFCHolmsdale) October 17, 2015
Palace fans, however, weren't the only ones to dispute Pardew's comments.
Plenty of West Ham supporters also made their feelings clear on Twitter, while fans of all clubs were genuinely surprised at the excuses the Crystal Palace boss was producing.
Overall, there can be few complaints from Palace fans about the job their manager is doing. But Pardew's post-match comments rightly took a battering. Here's what some West Ham fans said, too...
I think it's only Pardew that doesn't think it was a sending off. 3 CP players turned their backs straight away and Gayle was walking #WHUFC— Stuart (@FrizbyStu_ITF) October 17, 2015
I love Alan Pardew but saying players should remain on the pitch after two late tackles for the good of the occasion is idiotic. #whufc— Daniel Prescott (@DanielDPrescott) October 17, 2015