Liverpool fans finally have some good news to share with the world after Sky Sports revealed that Mohamed Salah will not face retrospective disciplinary action from the FA for punching Bruno Martins-Indi.
Footballers have been known to channel their frustration in various different ways, with some using their anger or irritation to inspire positive moments like a match-winning goal but on Saturday, it looks like Mohamed Salah went the other way.
As we’ve seen many times with Luis Suarez and Diego Costa, certain players can react badly when things aren’t going to plan for them but Mo just doesn’t seem like that kind of player.
It was then surprising to see footage of the Egyptian striking out at Stoke City defender Bruno Martins-Indi at the end of the first half at Anfield. Sky Sports report that the winger will not face action from England’s football governing body.
After missing a golden opportunity to put Liverpool 1-0 up in the first half, Salah may have lost his composure, causing him to lash out at Martins-Indi.
With referee Andre Marriner failing to spot the incident during the game, it was the job of the FA’s disciplinary committee to take a closer look at it and decide if Salah deserved to be retrospectively banned.
After Ahmed Hegazi wasn’t banned for his punch on Danny Ings’ stomach, the FA set a precedent. Salah won’t miss the remaining two games of the season and the first of the 2018/19 campaign, with Sky Sports reporting that he wasn’t found guilty of violent conduct.
Mo Salah deserves a 3 Match Ban for this.pic.twitter.com/6TWfCyHJIb
— sasha (@WomanCity_) April 28, 2018
Salah escaping disciplinary action from the FA means he is now able to have two more attempts at breaking the goalscoring record for a 38 game Premier League season, with the likes of Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo the holders with 31 goals.
More importantly, however, the Egyptian can help his side to a top-four finish ahead of Chelsea.