FA confirm NO action being taken against Gabriel or Jordan Henderson
FA confirm NO action is being taken against Jordan Henderson or Gabriel after their on-pitch spat… with six other stars involved in investigation over an ‘alleged comment’ during Arsenal’s win over Liverpool
- The Football Association has wrapped its investigation into Arsenal v Liverpool
- An on-pitch spat between Gabriel and Jordan Henderson led to an investigation
- Eight players in total were spoken to over an ‘alleged comment’ heard by Gabriel
- The FA is satisfied after a ‘thorough’ investigation, there is ‘no case to answer’
Gabriel Magalhaes and Jordan Henderson have both been cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by the Football Association into their spat earlier this month.
Both sets of players clashed in the second half of Arsenal’s win over Liverpool, just moments after referee Michael Oliver awarded the Gunners their decisive penalty, amid angry scenes on the field.
Gabriel and Henderson, along with six other players, were interviewed as part of a ‘thorough investigation’ but the FA are satisfied there is no case to answer.
It is understood Gabriel was angry over a comment he believed he heard on the pitch – but the FA has now wrapped its investigation with no further action taken.
Liverpool and Arsenal players clashed in the second half of the Gunners’ win earlier this month
Referee Michael Oliver intervenes as Jordan Henderson and Gabriel Magalhaes square up
An FA statement read: ‘The FA received a complaint about an incident involving two players in this fixture. As a result of the complaint, The FA conducted a full and thorough investigation.
‘The investigation included taking witness statements from the complainant and accused, along with an additional six players who were within proximity of the alleged incident, reviewing multiple angles of video footage, and seeking independent linguistics experts evidence.
‘None of the witnesses heard the alleged comment, and the player accused strenuously denied the allegation throughout.
Magalhaes is understood to have heard a remark that upset him, leading to the confrontation
Henderson (right), Gabriel and six other players spoke to the FA before case was concluded
‘Whilst The FA is entirely satisfied that the allegation was made in good faith, it is equally satisfied that there is no case to answer.
‘The FA continues to take all allegations received extremely seriously and would encourage anyone who believes that they have been the subject of or witness to abuse to report this through the appropriate channels. The FA receives a number of complaints in any one season and thoroughly investigates each one that it receives.
‘Following consideration of all of the evidence received, not all cases will result in a charge being issued.’
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