Newcastle United fine Alan Pardew £100,000 after headbutt at Hull City

MOMENT OF MADNESS ... Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler (left)
MOMENT OF MADNESS ... Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler (left)

ALAN Pardew has been given a “formal warning” and fined £100,000 by Newcastle United after his headbutt at Hull City’s David Meyler.

The second-half incident marred the club’s 4-1 win at the KC Stadium this afternoon.

United manager Pardew has been widely condemned for his actions.

And statement released tonight has revealed he has already been disciplined by the club.

It read: “Newcastle United are disappointed with the actions of its manager Alan Pardew this afternoon.

“His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United.

“It is most disappointing that this incident has taken the focus away from what was a fantastic performance by the team and an excellent result away from home which leaves the club in eighth place in the Premier League.

“Sadly the headlines tomorrow will not be focused on the result or the efforts of the players, but instead on the actions of our manager.

“Alan unreservedly apologised immediately following the game to the player, to Hull City football club and its fans, and to the fans of Newcastle United.

“We have held discussions this evening with Alan who has offered his sincere apologies to the club and it is clear he deeply regrets his actions.

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

“The club is now drawing a line under this matter and will be making no further comment.”

Pardew also faces a touchline ban and another fine, with the Football Association set to investigate the incident.