Pardew hit with seven-match suspension and £60k fine

Alan Pardew, Newcastle United manager.
Alan Pardew, Newcastle United manager.
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given a seven-match suspension following his headbutt on Hull City’s David Meyler.

Pardew aditted an FA misconduct charge following the incident in the 72nd minute of the Barclays Premier League fixture on Saturday, March 1.

An Independent Regulatory Commission today (Tuesday) ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.

Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned about his future conduct.

A club spokesperson said: “The Club and Pardew have accepted the decision and now wish to draw a line under the matter.”

Pardew said: “As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable.

“I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today.

“My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend’s game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible.”

A statement from the Football Association 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.”

Pardew had been fined £100,000 by the club following the incident.