Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will not be suspended for an incident with Ricky van Wolfswinkel in their 0-0 draw with Norwich on Saturday, BBC reports.
The Ivorian midfielder was facing a three-match ban for kicking the striker, but the Football Association panel, consisting of three former referees, ruled out any punishment for violent conduct.
Wolfswinkel was however glad that the current African footballer of the year escaped disciplinary action.
“Good to see Toure not getting suspended. Players like him belong on the pitch!” Van Wolfswinkel tweeted.
“Things happen on the pitch. But we all enjoy watching him play. So get on with it and enjoy the football. That’s what it’s all about.”
On the other hand, Chelsea boss Jose’ Mourinho has come out to say that Toure should be banned.
“If he is not suspended the message is clear: you can do what you want,” the Portuguese stated.
“If the FA defends football he has to be suspended.”
The incident was not seen by referee Jon Moss during the match, but with video evidence the FA is allowed to take retrospective action.
The Citizens now face Sunderland at the Etihad on Wednesday, who lost 2-0 to Hull City after a third minute Wes Brown red card during the weekend.