The ban will be at least five games, but could even be the entire season in which the Newcastle boss will not even be allowed to enter the stadium.
Greg Dyke, chairman of the FA, has ruled Pardew’s “head butt” a very serious incident and that he will be hit with a ban similar to ones given to hooligans causing crowd trouble.
Referee Kevin Friend will file a report to the FA this morning in which Pardew will be immediately charged with misconduct.
The former West Ham manager was already fined £100,000 by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, with a review of Pardew’s managerial position looking imminent.
His confrontation with Meyler gives Ashley the opportunity to cancel Pardew’s eight year contract as there was enough misconduct to put the club into disrepute.
The gaffer did offer a quick apology right after his 4-1 win over Hull, admitting he was “disappointed” with himself.
“Am I disappointed in myself? Of course, yes. I shouldn’t have been there. The player has got involved with me and I shouldn’t have done that.
“I don’t think it can do any harm to my management to just sit there from now on, and maybe I’m at an age where perhaps I need to.”