English FA charges Newcastle manager Alan Pardew for head-butting opposing player during game
Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew, right, and Hull City's David Meyler, left, confront each other during the during the English Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull England Saturday March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Cameron/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
March 03, 2014 - 8:41 AM
LONDON - The English Football Association has charged Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with improper conduct for head-butting an opposing player during a Premier League match.
Pardew is facing a lengthy ban following his confrontation with Hull midfielder David Meyler during Saturday's match. He has until Thursday evening to respond to the charge.
Pardew has already been sanctioned by Newcastle, accepting a formal warning and a 100,000 pound ($168,000) fine.
At the KC Stadium, 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 won the match 4-1.
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