FA takes no action on Gabriel, Henderson clash

The Football Association (FA) announced on Wednesday it will not be taking any disciplinary action following an investigation into a confrontation between Arsenal defender Gabriel and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson earlier this month.

The two players clashed after Arsenal were awarded a penalty that was converted to earn a 3-2 win at Emirates Stadium on Oct. 9. After a melee, referee Michael Oliver spoke to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta on the touchline.

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The FA said it received a complaint about an incident that prompted what the governing body described as “a full and thorough investigation.”

Witness statements were taken from both players as well as six players near to the alleged incident, with the investigation “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,” the FA said.

“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.”

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