Newcastle Coach Pardew Is Banned for Seven Games After Headbutt

Newcastle coach Alan Pardew was banned for seven matches and fined 60,000 pounds ($99,800) after he headbutted Hull City midfielder David Meyler during a Premier League game.

Pardew, who admitted a misconduct charge, can appeal the sanction, the English Football Association said in a statement on its website yesterday. He had apologized after the touchline confrontation with Meyler in the second half of Newcastle’s 4-1 victory at Hull on March 1.

The Newcastle coach is banned from the stadium for its next three matches, the F.A. said. In the following four games, he can watch from the stands.

In October, Blackpool manager Paul Ince was given a five-match stadium ban after verbally abusing match officials during a Championship game. He was fired by the club in January after a run of nine defeats in 10 matches.

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