Alan Pardew seven-match suspension for head-butt: Pardew, Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand, Eric Cantona and other lengthy football bans

How the Newcastle manager's punishment compares

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Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal after he admitted an FA misconduct charge for head-butting Hull City midfielder David Meyler during Newcastle's 4-1 win last month.

The first three matches of Pardew's suspension will be stadium bans, while the second four will just be from the touchline. He has also been charged £60,000 and warned over his future conduct.

Pardew was also fined £100,000 by his own club on the night of the incident, and given a formal warning by Newcastle.

The 52-year-old said: "As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable.

"I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible."

But how does Pardew's punishment compare? Here is a gallery of the longest football bans