The FA will take no motion over a controversial social media submit made by Alejandro Garnacho in reference to his Manchester United team-mate Andre Onana.
Garnacho posted a celebratory image together with Onana and different team-mates following the goalkeeper’s late penalty save of their 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen final month.
The submit, which has been deleted, included emojis that might be deemed offensive.
The FA concluded their investigation into the social media submit after Garnacho defined his use of two emojis “was supposed to focus on the energy and energy of his team-mates”.
An FA spokesperson mentioned: “We’re glad with Alejandro Garnacho’s clarification and the context it gives, so we won’t be issuing disciplinary proceedings on this event.
“Nonetheless, now we have reminded the participant of his tasks round social media posts and using emojis particularly which could be interpreted in several methods.
“We additionally intend to liaise with Kick It Out and the PFA to debate different potential points round using emojis and comparable types of messaging, and training that may be supplied about them.”
Onana defended Garnarcho’s submit, writing on Instagram: “Folks can not select what I must be offended by. I do know precisely what [Garnacho] meant: Energy and energy.
“This matter ought to go no additional.”
In 2020, former Manchester United ahead Edinson Cavani was banned for 3 matches and fined £100,000 when he posted a remark to thank a fan that included a racially offensive time period.
A yr earlier, Manchester Metropolis’s Bernardo Silva was fined £50,000 and acquired a one-match ban after a tweet in contrast the facial options of a mascot for a Spanish confectionery agency to that of Benjamin Mendy. Silva had acquired assist from Mendy in the course of the FA’s course of.