Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has avoided punishment from the Football Association (FA) after shoving an assistant referee during the Red Devils’ 4-2 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Portuguese midfielder was seen pushing the official in the second half of the match, but the FA has decided not to take any action against him.
The incident occurred in the 73rd minute of the match, when Fernandes was trying to take a quick free-kick. The assistant referee was standing in his way, and Fernandes pushed him out of the way in order to take the kick.
The FA has since released a statement explaining why they have decided not to take any action against Fernandes. They said that the incident was not seen by the match officials, and that the referee had already blown his whistle to signal the end of the free-kick.
The FA also said that Fernandes had apologised to the assistant referee after the incident, and that the official had accepted his apology.
The FA’s decision not to punish Fernandes has been met with some criticism, with some arguing that the midfielder should have been given a yellow card for his actions.
However, the FA has defended their decision, saying that they believe Fernandes’ apology was sincere and that the incident was not seen by the match officials.
The incident has highlighted the importance of players respecting match officials, and the FA has said that they will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to any incidents of this nature.
It is clear that the FA has taken a lenient approach to Fernandes’ actions, and it is likely that the Portuguese midfielder will not face any further punishment. However, the incident has highlighted the importance of players respecting match officials, and the FA will be hoping that this incident serves as a reminder to all players of the importance of respecting match officials.