No charges for Albion pair
FOOTAGE: McManaman WEST BROM pair Callum McManaman and James Morrison will NOT face any action over footage of them clashing with Aston Villa fans.
The FA have opted not to act over scenes in a video taken by a supporter and posted on Instagram which involved the Baggies duo in the aftermath of their FA Cup quarter-final losss.
It had appeared to show Morrison trip a fan and McManaman block two others as they invaded the pitch during chaotic scenes at the final whistle.
The Baggies are already fighting a charge against Chris Brunt for using abusive language towards ref Anthony Taylor in the tunnel.
Second-half goals Fabian Delph and from Scott Sinclair had earned Villa a second win over their derby rivals in the space of just five days.
Yet the match was marred by controversial scenes which are now the subject of an FA probe and led to 17 arrests by police.
Baggies fans in the North Stand upper tier tore out several seats and threw them at the Villa fans below them during the second half, leading to some injuries. Three pitch invasions included a mass one at the final whistle.
Players from both teams found themselves caught up in a melee which Villa skipper Delph described as “very very scary”.
The FA are expected to focus on identifying the troublemakers who fled on to the field – but both clubs are also facing having the book thrown at them.