At 6:00 pm today, the news that Alan Pardew had accepted the charge of misconduct was announced by the FA, but Alan Pardew will also seek a personal hearing, as was reported this morning.
Alan Pardew – accepts charge of misconduct
This is the statement issued by the FA:
“Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to his side’s game against Hull City on 1 March 2014.”
“Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of this fixture.”
“He has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course.”
It seems it’s a good move by Pardew and Newcastle to seek a personal hearing, because they can lay out their case – that David Meyler shoved the Newcastle manager, and that’s what started the confrontation.
And the headbutt wasn’t a brutal one – rather he leaned his head into David’s face – and while that’s still completely unacceptable, it was hardly malicious.
The hearing will very likely be sometime next week, and then we’ll know the extent of Pardew’s punishment.
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