Alan Pardew Punishment Announced and Saved From Rest Of Season Ban
The Alan Pardew punishment has been confirmed for the incident at Hull and the sentence handed down maybe slightly more lenient than first predicted.
Earlier it was thought a ban to the end of the season was likely but the FA have gone with a seven match suspension, the first three of those matches including a ban from the stadium – the other four just a touchline ban.
Newcastle United can confirm that manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect after admitting an FA misconduct charge following an incident with a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of the Barclays Premier League fixture on Saturday 1st March.
An Independent Regulatory Commission today (Tuesday, 11th March) 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 Club and Pardew have accepted the decision and now wish to draw a line under the matter.
Pardew commented: “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.”
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