Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is to appear before a disciplinary commission on Tuesday after being charged with misconduct by the Football Association following his headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler.
The Magpies boss was involved in the nasty altercation when he clashed with Meyler during Newcastle’s 4-1 away Premier League win at the KC Stadium on March 1.
Pardew, who apologised after the match, was fined £100,000 ($167,000) by Newcastle, who stopped short of sacking the fiery Englishman.
However, police have since said there would be no criminal proceedings against Pardew.
But the FA have taken the unusual step of designating Pardew’s case as “non-standard” due to the “serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behaviour”.
It is not the first time Pardew had been involved in an unsavoury incident on the touchline.
In 2006, when in charge of West Ham, his exuberant celebration of a goal led to a row with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger while in September 2012 he was fined £20,000 for shoving a linesman and banned for two matches after disputing the award of a throw-in.
Written by George Coomber