The Football Association has confirmed that Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will be charged after the 51-year-old pushed an assistant referee in response to a questionable decision.
The former West Ham manager has until 16.00 BST on August 23 to challenge the decision, but Pardew is unlikely to launch an appeal after admitting his actions were embarrassing and uncalled for.
“It was ridiculous and I apologised publicly. He was right in front of me and I thought the ball was out and I shoved him. I went to see him and told him it was stupid and I don’t know what I was thinking.”
“I was saying to the players about the great Olympics and how to set an example and there’s me pushing the linesman over. It was comical. He just happened to be right in front of me,” he added.
If found guilty, Pardew is likely to be hit with a two-game touchline ban, at the very least.