Wednesday 13 November 2019

Seven-match ban for Pardew for Meyler headbutt

Alan Pardew has been suspended for seven games for headbutting
Alan Pardew has been suspended for seven games for headbutting

Martyn Ziegler

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been given a seven-match ban - and will be barred from entering stadiums for the first three games - after headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

The sanction was imposed by an independent regulatory commission after Pardew had admitted a misconduct charge, the Football Association announced.

He was also fined £60.000 and warned as to his future conduct after the incident during Newcastle's 4-1 win at Hull on March 1.

A statement from the FA read: "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.

"An independent regulatory commission today [Tuesday 11 March 2014] ruled the first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban."

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