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'United for Newcastle' want 'cowardly' Pardew out

A Newcastle United supporter group wants manager Alan Pardew sacked after his 'cowardly act'.

The Magpies boss is serving a seven-match ban and was issued a £60,000 fine after headbutting Hull City's David Meyler on the touchline during his side's 4-2 win over the Tigers on March 1.

Although Pardew, has been heavily sanctioned by the Football Association, the founder of the 'United for Newcastle' fan group feel the club should have removed him from the role as Newcastle manager.

"In my personal opinion, he should have been sacked for the offence," founder Kevin Moore told Perform.

"I don't want to see anyone representing my football club do something like that, especially the manager of a football club, so I would have liked to see him sacked to be honest.

"It [the ban] is justifiable for what he did. At the end of the day regardless of player, fan or manager, any level of football club you just can't do what he did. Especially considering you're meant to be a role model to young kids.

"Any manager that does something like that, their reputation goes out of the window. If you did that in the street you'd be arrested, so why wasn't Alan Pardew arrested at the same time?

"It [his reputation] will be tarnished, so rightly it should be. It was a cowardly act."

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