Walcott not facing FA charge over gesture to Tottenham fans

The midfielder signalled a 2-0 scoreline to Spurs fans during Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round victory at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will face no action from the Football Association for the ‘scoreline’ gesture he made to Tottenham fans on Saturday.

After suffering a knee injury in Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round victory at the Emirates Stadium, the England international signalled the scoreline of 2-0 to away supporters as he was carried past on a stretcher.

“The FA has contacted both Arsenal and Tottenham to seek their observations in relation to objects being thrown from both a home and away section of the crowd at different times during Saturday’s FA Cup tie,” read a statement from the FA.

“The FA condemns any such acts and will liaise with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to identify those responsible and support the strongest sanctions available, including life bans.

“Meanwhile, in relation to the same fixture, The FA has contacted Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and reminded him of his responsibilities regarding a ‘scoreline’ gesture he made in front of away supporters during the game.

“The FA will not be taking any further disciplinary action.”

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