Pardew has been suspended for headbutting David Meyler. PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastle manager Pardew gets seven-game ban for headbutt

The 52-year-old won’t be able to attend the stadium for the first three matches in question.

NEWCASTLE UNITED MANAGER Alan Pardew has been given a seven-match suspension and a £60,000 ($100,000, 72,000 euros) fine for headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.

“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,” read a statement on the FA website.

“An Independent Regulatory Commission today (Tuesday 11 March 2014) 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 incident occurred during Newcastle’s 4-1 victory at Hull in the Premier League on March 1, with Pardew sent to the stands after moving his head towards Meyler during a touchline confrontation in the second half.

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