Raheem Sterling, who appeared to throw a missile back into the crowd during Chelsea’s 4–1 win over Tottenham on Monday night, has been told he will not face any further free agent action.
The Mail Sport exclusively reported on Thursday that the FA will launch an investigation into his actions after images of the incident were shared on the west London club’s TikTok account.
However, the Evening Standard reports that after reviewing the footage, the FA are unlikely to press charges against the striker.
There was controversy in the first half when Cole Palmer scored the Blues’ equalizer from the penalty spot seconds after Cristian Romero was sent off for an ugly tackle on Enzo Fernandes.
Palmer celebrated with a finger to his lips in front of Spurs fans and was congratulated by several of his teammates, including Sterling.
Footage from the pitch shows Palmer’s leg struck by an object thrown from the home side of Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium.
As the players moved away to resume play, Sterling appeared to turn and throw the object into the crowd before running off towards his own half.