The Football Association have confirmed that no action will be taken against Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson over his clash with Arsenal centre-back Gabriel earlier this month.
Midway through the game, which ended in a 3-2 victory to Arsenal, Henderson and Gabriel were involved in a fiery exchange of words which saw both managers consulted by the official. The FA subsequently also opened an investigation.
However, the governing body have now confirmed that they found no evidence of wrongdoing and will not be pursuing disciplinary action.
“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,” a statement read.
“None of the witnesses heard the alleged comment, and the player accused strenuously denied the allegation throughout. 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.”