Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that he will not appeal his seven-match ban issued by the FA, according to Sky
During his side’s 4-1 win over Hull on March 1st, Pardew was involved in an incident with David Meyler in which he was judged to have headbutted the midfielder.
The 52-year-old was sent off and given a £100,000 fine by chairman Mike Ashley and charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.
After a personal hearing, Pardew was given a three-match stadium ban and a four-match touchline ban.
“It was an independent panel and it was a decision that I was going to accept. I had no intention to appeal the decision, whatever it was,” said Pardew.
“I should never have walked forward and got involved in that situation when [Meyler] pushed me.”
The Magpies boss is the first Premier League manager to be given a full stadium ban, meaning he cannot even access the stadium on match day.
Talking about the incident, Pardew stated that he made a mistake and now he must pay for it.
“Men make mistakes – my mistake was in front of millions of people, and you have to pay a price,” he said.
“It was a hefty price to pay. Mike acted swiftly, and I accepted that and we go forward.”
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