Newcastle boss Pardew handed seven match ban for headbutting Hull City midfielder

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The Englishman has been given a hefty punishment.

The FA has slapped a seven match ban on Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew after the Englishman headbutted Hull City midfielder David Meyler during a Premier League match.

Pardew will not be allowed in the stadium for the next three games and then will spend the final four of the ban in the stands, with assistant John Carver presumably taking over managerial responsibilities on match day until it has been served.

The incident occurred during the 1-4 victory over the Tigers at the KC Stadium on March 1, as Meyler shoved the 52-year-old as he went to retrieve the ball.

Pardew responded to this by planting a headbutt on the Hull ace and a fracas then erupted at the side of the pitch.

The Magpies boss did apologise immediately after the game and this was excepted by opposite number Steve Bruce and Meyler himself and also the coach admitted to charges of misconduct from the FA last week.

This is not the first time that Pardew has run into trouble with the footballing authorities in England either, with previous warning for confrontations with Arsene Wenger and Martin O’Neill, as well as being fined and banned for pushing a linesman in 2012.

The Newcastle manager was also warned about his behaviour earlier this season after being heard calling Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a ‘f*****g old c**t.’

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