Bruno Fernandes avoids punishment for assistant punish at Anfield

Bruno Fernandes has escaped punishment from the Football Association after putting his hands on a linesman.

According to the Daily Mail, the FA has ignored calls for the incident to be investigated.

Martin Cassidy, chief executive of Ref Support UK, told the PA news agency Fernandes should be facing a lengthy ban from the FA.

“I think he’s got to be looking at at least a five-game ban,” he said, as per The Express. “To get in contact with a match official is a serious offence and should be treated such way. I think that would be absolutely appropriate. There’s got to be a strong message here that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable at any level at all, and I hope the Football Association make that clear.”

However, the FA will be taking no action against the Manchester United midfielder because the incident was spotted by referee Andy Madley and his assistants.

Furthermore, none of the officials mentioned the apparent push in their full-time report.

It is understood that the FA can only take retrospective action if it is a clear sending-off offence and is deemed to have been missed by the match officials.

On another note, Fernandes was criticised by Gary Neville for his behaviour at Anfield.

Neville claimed Fernandes requested to be substituted during United’s 7-0 drubbing against Liverpool.

Neville told Sky Sports: “Bruno Fernandes is stood in the centre circle with his arms raised asking: “Why is it me not coming off? Honestly, I have to say some of his behaviour in the second half has been a disgrace.”

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