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Loew, Bierhoff congratulate Arsenal

English FA Cup May 19, 2014
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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Jan 6, 2014

Theo Walcott escapes FA punishment

Arsenal's Theo Walcott will not be punished for making a ‘2-0’ gesture towards Tottenham fans during his side's victory in the FA Cup at the Emirates on Saturday.

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Walcott departed the game on a stretcher after picking up an injury, and he gestured the scoreline to the Spurs fans in the away section of the stadium as he was carried around the pitch. Spurs fans reacted by throwing coins towards the Arsenal winger.

The Football Association, however, has decided it will not take any action against Walcott.

In a statement, the governing body said: "The FA has contacted both Arsenal and Tottenham to seek their observations in relation to objects being thrown from both a home and away section of the crowd at different times during Saturday's FA Cup tie.

"The FA condemns any such acts and will liaise with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to identify those responsible and support the strongest sanctions available, including life bans.

"Meanwhile, in relation to the same fixture, The FA has contacted Arsenal's Theo Walcott and reminded him of his responsibilities regarding a 'scoreline' gesture he made in front of away supporters during the game.

"The FA will not be taking any further disciplinary action."

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