News coming through that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been given a two-match touchline ban and fined £20K for improper conduct during Newcastle’s win over Tottenham in the first game of the season.
Alan Pardew pushing assistant – naughty boy
The Football Association put this up on their web-site a short time ago:
Following an Independent Regulatory Commission held today [Monday 3 September 2012], Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given a two match touchline suspension and fined £20,000 after he accepted an FA charge of improper conduct.
Pardew, who requested a personal hearing, was charged following an incident which occurred during his side’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on 18 August 2012.
The suspension will take place with immediate effect.
Alan was sent to the stands for pushing assistant referee Peter Kirkup during the Tottenham game back on August 18th, and he immdiately apologized after the game, and accepted the charge.
This will not particularly help Newcastle in our next couple of games, but he had to be given some punishment after pushing the linesman – Peter Kirkup.
Here’s the video of it: