London, Mar 2: The manager of Newcastle United has reportedly been slapped with a 100,000 pound-fine and issued a formal warning by his club after being sent off for head-butting the Hull City midfielder David Meyler in their Premier League match on Saturday.
Newcastle beat Hull 4-1 at the KC Stadium, although their victory was marred by boss Alan Pardew’s unprecedented flash of temper, which may even lead to his dismissal from the club.
According to The Independent, Pardew clashed with Meyler in the 72nd minute after the ball went out of play in front of the visitors’ dugout and pushed his head into the face of the player and then thrust it forward, although the manager later apologised for his actions, saying that he did not mean to do anything aggressive.
Insisting that his action was not a head butt, Pardew said that he tried to ease Meyler away when the player pushed him and put his head in a forward motion, which seemed like a head-butt.
The FA said that it will investigate the incident as it looks serious, although Hull manager Steve Bruce said that as far as he is concerned, the matter is over, adding that he and the club has accepted Pardew’s apology and are hoping to move on from the incident. (ANI)