Alan Pardew apologises for "stupid" push on official

Alan Pardew
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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew apologises for his "stupid" push on a linesman during Saturday's 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has apologised for his "stupid" push on a linesman during Saturday's 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Pardew was sent to the stands when he shoved the official following Demba Ba's 54th-minute opener at the Sports Direct Arena.

"It was ridiculous really. I have to apologise publicly, I've been to see [the officials] already," he told ESPN.

"I've been telling my players this week to behave and have the Olympic spirit. I can only apologise. It was stupid. I don't know what I was thinking."

Pardew could now be hit with a fine or a ban from the Football Association.

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