It’s not often that common sense prevails when it comes to The FA, but it would appear they’ve bucked the trend regarding West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore and his angry confrontation with a West Ham fan when the two sides met at the Olympic Stadium on 2nd January.
After being substituted off in the 64th minute, Livermore was seen angrily berating a member of the crowd before finally being led away by a member of the Baggies coaching staff.
It was later found that the fan goaded Livermore with utterly moronic taunts about his newborn baby son, who died in 2014. The Hammers duly launched an internal investigation, which is ongoing.
However, the FA have today confirmed that the Baggies player should not and will not face any formal disciplinary proceedings over the incident.
England midfielder Jake Livermore will not face any Football Association action over his confrontation with a fan during West Brom’s defeat against West Ham on January 2, @pasport understands pic.twitter.com/xXCMIDk652
— PA Dugout (@PAdugout) January 10, 2018
BBC Sport add that the FA have also seen fit to remind Livermore of his responsibilities, though this is thought to be in relation to jeopardising his own safety by venturing into the crowd.
As we said at the time, it’s truly beyond our comprehension that a human being could stoop so low as to ‘troll’ a man over the death of his infant son.
Here’s hoping the guilty party is identified, shamed and banned for life.