Alan Pardew facing a lengthy headbutting ban

Last updated 07:38 04/03/2014
Alan Pardew
Getty Images
TROUBLE: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is facing a long ban after being charged by the FA for headbutting an opposing player.

Relevant offers

Football

Wellington Phoenix deny making coaching offer to former England manager Stuart Pearce Adelaide United snatch dramatic Asian Champions League draw at Gamba Osaka Minnows battle in preliminary round as they chase dream of Chatham Cup glory Newcastle United back in English Premier League after Preston pummelling How Winston Reid's West Ham stopped EPL golden boot Romelu Lukaku scoring Andreas Heraf appointed New Zealand Football's new technical director Missing-teeth Messi's 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller Crystal Palace shock Liverpool at Anfield while Man United collect win in EPL top-four race Arsenal beat Manchester City to reach FA Cup final Red hot Perth Glory tee up Sydney A-League semifinal

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is facing a long stadium ban after being charged Monday by the English Football Association with improper conduct for head-butting an opposing player during a Premier League match.

Pardew has already been sanctioned by Newcastle, accepting a formal warning and a 100,000 pound (NZ$200,000) fine following his confrontation with Hull midfielder David Meyler on Saturday. But any FA punishment could prevent Pardew from attending several matches, rather than just being banned from the touchline.

"Due to the serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behaviour this case has been designated as non-standard," the FA said in a statement.

Pardew, who has already apologised, has until Thursday evening to respond to the charge. Earlier this season, then-Blackpool manager Paul Ince received a five-match stadium ban from the FA for violently shoving a fourth official in an expletive-laden rant.

Pardew's confrontation at the KC Stadium happened in the 72nd minute. Meyler initially barged into Pardew as he looked to retrieve the ball for a throw-in. After squaring up to Meyler before moving his head in the direction of the player's face, Pardew was sent to the stands.

Newcastle beat Hull 4-1.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content