As expected, we’ve now seen the FA charge Pardew and it has been categorized as ‘non-standard’, a label which puts it at the more serious end of the spectrum.
The FA have given the Newcastle manager until 6pm on Thursday 6 March to respond to the charge, leaving him just over 48 hours to decide how he is going to approach the situation, and this is how the news was announced via Newcastle United’s own official statement;
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged in relation to an incident in his side’s game against Hull City on 1 March 2014.
It is alleged that in the 72nd minute of the fixture, Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player that amounted to improper conduct. Due to the serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behaviour this case has been designated as non-standard.
Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday 6 March 2014 to respond to the charge.
This followed the initial club statement released on Saturday night following the Hull match;
Newcastle United are disappointed with the actions of its manager Alan Pardew this afternoon. His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United.
It is most disappointing that this incident has taken the focus away from what was a fantastic performance by the team and an excellent result away from home which leaves the club in eighth place in the Premier League.
Sadly the headlines tomorrow will not be focused on the result or the efforts of the players, but instead on the actions of our manager.
Alan unreservedly apologised immediately following the game to the player, to Hull City football club and its fans, and to the fans of Newcastle United.
We have held discussions this evening with Alan who has offered his sincere apologies to the club and it is clear he deeply regrets his actions. Alan has accepted a formal warning from the club in relation to his behaviour today and also a club fine of £100,000.
The club is now drawing a line under this matter and will be making no further comment.