Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been charged with improper conduct over his clash with Hull midfielder David Meyler, the Football Association has announced.
The 52-year-old has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, which has been described in an FA statement as “non-standard”.
The statement said: “Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged in relation to an incident in his side’s game against Hull City on March 1, 2014.
“It is alleged that in the 72nd minute of the fixture, Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player that amounted to improper conduct.
“Due to the serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behaviour, this case has been designated as non-standard.
“Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday, March 6 2014 to respond to the charge.”