The independent regulatory commission that looked into Alan Pardew’s improper conduct case for head-butting Hull City player David Meyler, has said today it could have been worse, but after the hearing they changed their punishment of Pardew from what was going to be a five game stadium ban.
Alan Pardew – punishment could have been more severe
Alan Pardew was given a three-match stadium ban followed by a four game touchline ban, plus a £60,000 fine.
The independent commission has issued this statement on their final judgement today:
“In considering the sanction to be imposed, the commission considered initially a five-match stadium ban and a higher fine.”
“But, based on the mitigation presented together with the action taken by both the club and Mr Pardew, the regulatory commission came to the conclusion that the appropriate sanction set out below was fair, reasonable and proportionate.”
“And thus ordered as follows: Mr Pardew be warned as to his future conduct; be suspended immediately until such time as Newcastle United FC has completed seven first team matches.”
“The first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban from first team fixtures; Mr Pardew is fined the sum of £60,000.”
Pardew had legal counsel for the hearing and Club Secretary Lee Charnley and Richard Bevan, CEO of the League Managers’ Association, supported the Newcastle manager at the hearing.
Pardew also told the commission that he was going to enroll on an executive leadership and management program with the LMA in an effort to curb his madness on the touchline – we hope that works.
Of course a stadium ban is much more severe than a touchline ban.
With a touchline ban Alan can see the game from the stands, and can phone down instructions to John Carver, and he can also be in the dressing room before the game, at half time and after the game.
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