Newcastle fans have called upon manager Alan Pardew to "lead by example" as he awaits a call from the Football Association.
Pardew seems certain to be hit with an FA charge after allegedly head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during his side's 4-1 victory at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
"Pardew does seem to stand on the touchline for virtually the whole match.
Some people say he loves being the centre of attention. I don't know if that's true or whether he just wants to have the best view of the game.
But whatever it is, you look to the manager to lead by example and when you have fans running on the pitch, like one did during the Sunderland game and he ends up in court and fined, it does leave the club open to criticism.
For me, the saddest thing is Newcastle played better than they have for about two months, but naturally all anybody wants to talk about is that incident."
– MARK JENSEN, EDITOR OF ONLINE FANZINE WWW.THEMAG.CO.UK
Hull City supporters have been giving their reaction to yesterday's extraordinary events at the KC Stadium which saw the Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew sent to the stands for aiming a headbutt at the Tigers midfielder David Meyler.
Alan Pardew provoked fury yesterday when he headbutted Hull midfielder David Meyler.
The Newcastle boss was fined £100,000 by the club for the incident during his side's 4-1 victory at the KC Stadium.
He has been no stranger to controversy, having had touchline altercations with other managers already this season.
March 2012 - In the Tyne-Wear derby, Pardew, now Newcastle boss, clashed with Martin O'Neill following his celebration to Shola Ameobi's late equaliser in a heated match. Both managers pledged afterwards to keep their emotions in check in future.
August 2012 - Pardew came under severe criticism and then afterwards labelled his behaviour "ridiculous" when he shoved linesman Peter Kirkup in the Magpies' season opener against Tottenham. Pardew once again apologised but the FA hit him with a two-match touchline ban and a £20,000 fine.
January 2014 - Pardew became involved in another touchline row, with Manchester City manager Pellegrini. Television cameras clearly showed the Newcastle boss launching an expletive-laden volley at the Chilean.
On that occasion, Pardew was spared punishment but said later: "It was a heat of the moment thing, words we always have as managers, to a degree. I've apologised and I'm fortunate that he's accepted that."
Newcastle United have issued a statement saying Alan Pardew's touchline actions yesterday were "unacceptable".
The Magpies' boss headbutted Hull City's David Meyler after the midfielder collided with him when trying to retrieve the ball for a throw-in.
The club also says it is "most disappointing" that Alan Pardew's actions will detract attention from their convincing away win against Hull.
Newcastle United are disappointed with the actions of its manager Alan Pardew this afternoon. His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United.
It is most disappointing that this incident has taken the focus away from what was a fantastic performance by the team and an excellent result away from home which leaves the club in eighth place in the Premier League."
Former England international and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Richard Keys took to social media to condemn Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who was fined £100,000 by his club after he appeared to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler.