As featured on NewsNow: Football news

FA admit "uncharted territory" over Newcastle boss Pardew action

The FA admits they're working in "uncharted territory" over Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew's clash with Hull City's David Meyler.

Pardew faces a minimum five-game stadium ban for head-butting Meyler in Saturday's extraordinary touchline bust-up.

The Daily Express says an FA source yesterday admitted Pardew's offence was "uncharted territory" for the game's governing body, but for an offence as serious as this they will consider a lengthy suspension.

The FA source described Pardew's actions yesterday as "clearly very serious", but there are no similar incidents for them to use as a barometer for the length of their punishment, although former England skipper Paul Ince was handed a five-game stadium ban for violently pushing an official in October.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free