By Chris Wright
The Football Association have confirmed they will be taking no action against Steven Gerrard after he petulantly (and not to mention blatantly) hit out at Portsmouth midfielder Michael Brown during Monday night’s Premier League tie.
The Liverpool captain aimed a forearm at Brown (who had been harassing Gerrard all game) as the Pompey midfielder ran across his path during the latter stages of the game, but the incident went unpunished and Gerrard was substituted shortly after.
Referee Stuart Atwell addressed the incident during the game (Atwell was seen to warn Gerrard before the subsequent free-kick) and FA rules state that retrospective punishments cannot be issued for infringements that the officials have already dealt with.
Steven ‘Teflon’ Gerrard lives to fight another day – quite literally!