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Alan Pardew charged by FA over headbutt

Updated: Monday, 03 Mar 2014 16:33 | Comments

Alan Pardew looks likely to receive a lengthy ban from the FA
Alan Pardew looks likely to receive a lengthy ban from the FA

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been charged with improper conduct over his clash with Hull midfielder David Meyler, the English Football Association has announced.

The 52-year-old has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, which has been described in an FA statement as "non-standard".

The statement said: "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged in relation to an incident in his side's game against Hull City on March 1, 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, March 6 2014 to respond to the charge."

There was better news for Pardew however after police revealed they were not investigating the matter.

Humberside Police confirmed it has received no complaint from Meyler or the Tigers and are happy to let the Football Association deal with the matter.

Chief Inspector Rich Kirven said: "We have been working with the FA and the football club to progress the matter appropriately.

"Having reviewed the circumstances of the incident, it has been agreed that the matter will be dealt with by the FA rather than considering any criminal proceedings.

"There has been no complaint received from the player involved or Hull City Association Football Club at this time.

"Whilst we appreciate that some people may have found the behaviour displayed at the game on Saturday offensive, Humberside Police will not be taking any further action."

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