FA will not take action against Jake Livermore over confrontation with fan

Annette Crawford
January 12, 2018

West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore won't be facing any disciplinary action from the FA after confronting a West Ham fan who reportedly made comments regarding the his infant son who passed away.

The 28-year-old England midfielder was involved in an angry exchange with a supporter sitting behind the away team's dugout at the London Stadium after being substituted in West Brom's 2-1 defeat on January 2.

The FA has reminded Livermore of his responsibilities as a professional player, but mainly with regard to not entering the supporters' area for his own safety, rather than passing comment on whether his reaction was justified or not.

Livermore and his partner lost their newborn son Jake Jr in May 2014.

West Ham said in a statement that the the fan in question had been identified and a life ban would be issued to the offender.

The FA is understood to be happy with the club's handling of the case, which is not now being treated as a police matter because no complaint was made.

West Brom and England midfielder Livermore has, however, been gently reminded by the game's disciplinary that he can not take the law into his own hands.

Following the incident, an individual was removed from the stadium by security staff - although it is yet to be determined whether Livermore's claims were accurate.

This isn't the first time the FA has looked kindly upon the player, having decided against banning him after he tested positive for cocaine after his son's death.

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