Tags: alan pardew | suspended | headbutt | david meyler

Alan Pardew Suspended for Headbutting Hull City's David Meyler

Image: Alan Pardew Suspended for Headbutting Hull City's David Meyler

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 11:24 AM

By Clyde Hughes

Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew will miss seven matches after the Football Association in England suspended him for headbutting Hull City's David Meyler during a soccer match on March 1.

Pardew will be banned from the stadium for the first three matches and will serve a touchline ban in the final four games, according to The Telegraph.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The Football Association issued a statement on Tuesday about the incident.

"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 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 as to his future conduct," the statement read.

The Guardian reported that Pardew will also undergo anger management counseling. 

"As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologize to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable," Pardew said after the hearing. "I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible."

In 2007, former Kidderminster Manager Mark Yates received a four-game touchline ban and a fine for headbutting an Exeter player.

There have been other recent incidents involving managers. Last October, Blackpool's former Manager Paul Ince was slapped with a five-game ban for "violently shoving" an official during a post-match rant, according to the Guardian.

The Telegraph reported that the Football Association has been criticized for not taking a harder stance against managers misbehaving on the sidelines. 

"The punishment is a severe one, which reflects the Football Association's disgust at the incident, and annoyance that Pardew had failed to heed a number of previous warnings about his behavior," the newspaper reported. "The FA will point to the fact that this is the longest ban given to a top-flight manager and Pardew will not be allowed to direct his side from the touchline until April 28, so will only be in the dugout for Newcastle’s final three games of the season."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Donald Trump Gets Key to Fla. City for Hotel Project, Miss Universe Event

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:29 AM

Donald Trump will receive a Key to the City of Doral, Florida, just a few days after he helped bring the Miss Universe p . . .

Polaris Slingshot Roadster Recalled for Steering Rack Defects

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:29 AM

Polaris has recalled its Slingshot roadster after issuing "stop sale" and "stop ride" orders earlier this month in conne . . .

Idina Menzel's Super Bowl National Anthem Her Dream

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:26 AM

Broadway star Idina Menzel said singing the anthem before Super Bowl 49 on Sunday is the culmination of a lifelong dream . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved