Pardew apologises for Meyler head-butt

The Advertiser Series: IN TROUBLE: Alan Pardew was sent off for head-butting David Meyler IN TROUBLE: Alan Pardew was sent off for head-butting David Meyler

ALAN PARDEW has apologised for head-butting David Meyler during Newcastle United’s 4-1 win over Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Pardew was sent to the stands after his confrontation with the former Sunderland midfielder in the 72nd minute of the game with replays showing the Magpies boss leaned in with his head after Meyler had brushed past him to retrieve the ball.

At the time, his side were 3-1 up and controlling the game and Pardew was quick to apologise for his actions.

“I think I’m gonna have to sit down from now on,” said Pardew, who is likely to face action from the Football Association for the incident.

“It was just a heat of the moment thing. Obviously I massively regret it. I think I’m gonna have to sit down from now on because that’s about two or three incidents I’ve been involved in on the line.”

Earlier in the season, Pardew was warned of his future conduct by the FA after shoving a linesman during his side’s 2-1 over Tottenham at St James’ Park.

Then, In January Pardew escaped punishment over a foul-mouthed rant at Manual Pellegrini.

“That’ll be me sitting down from now on as a manager. Yeah, of course (I crossed the disciplinary line). I didn’t mean to anything aggressive or anything, but I moved my head forward and that’s enough.

“Of course I apologise. I represent a big club.

“I tried to push him away with my head and I shouldn’t have done that. My team were terrific and it’s only myself who had a poor performance.”

Former Newcastle manager Graeme Souness and former captain  Alan Shearer, who were working as pundits on the game for BeIn Sport, both suggested Pardew's position was untenable after the incident.

 

 

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9:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14

fleon says...

Thug
Thug fleon
  • Score: 1

9:59pm Sat 1 Mar 14

spragger says...

Guy should be sacked But it seems violence is acceptable in the charmed Premier league
Guy should be sacked But it seems violence is acceptable in the charmed Premier league spragger
  • Score: 2

10:48pm Sat 1 Mar 14

loan_star says...

Never mind being sacked, he should be charged by the police for attempted assault. If it was someone in the crowd who had done it they would throw the book at that person.
Never mind being sacked, he should be charged by the police for attempted assault. If it was someone in the crowd who had done it they would throw the book at that person. loan_star
  • Score: -1

7:11am Sun 2 Mar 14

jackjones13 says...

How come football is a law unto itself, like the Suarez bite if that was me at work I'd be sacked and facing some sort of punishment from the law. And what a brilliant example all this sets to all the kiddies watching.
How come football is a law unto itself, like the Suarez bite if that was me at work I'd be sacked and facing some sort of punishment from the law. And what a brilliant example all this sets to all the kiddies watching. jackjones13
  • Score: 1

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