The incident happened during the game between Tottenham Hotspurs and Newcastle United which ended in favour of Newcastle United in a Barclays Premier League game which took place on Saturday.
Although Pardew gave an unreserved apology afterwards but this didn’t prevent the FA from bringing the hammer on the manager and he has been given till 4pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.
Pardew said it was ridiculous and he has apologised publicly saying Kirkup was right in front of him and he thought the ball was out and he shoved him.
Pardew said he went to see him and told him it was stupid and he didn’t know what he was thinking.
Pardew was ordered to watch the final 20 minutes of the match at Sports Direct Arena from the stands.
Pardew reacted angrily having thought Kirkup had missed a throw-in for his side moments before Spurs shot narrowly wide.
The incident was missed by referee Martin Atkinson but it was immediately brought to his attention by fourth official Lee Mason.