Saturday, May 23, 2015Saturday, May 23, 2015

Football: Pardew fined $212,000 by Newcastle over headbutt

Published on Mar 2, 2014 8:43 AM
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew attends their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle, northern England, on Jan 12, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom (AFP) - Newcastle fined manager Alan Pardew £100,000 (US$212,000) and gave him a formal warning on Saturday for headbutting an opposition player in the Premier League game at Hull.

The 52-year-old clashed with Hull's David Meyler during his side's 4-1 win and later apologised for the sensational incident.

"Alan has accepted a formal warning from the club in relation to his behaviour today and also a club fine of £100,000," said a club statement.

Despite apologising, Pardew will still face a Football Association investigation.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!