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West Brom's Jake Livermore to avoid FA action for fan confrontation

Jake Livermore confronted a West Ham supporter during a Premier League game.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore will face no formal action from the Football Association after confronting a supporter in the crowd during the Premier League clash with West Ham at the London Stadium on Jan. 2.

In the aftermath of the incident, West Brom confirmed that the England international reacted by entering the stands "to confront one spectator who chose to make a comment about the death of his infant son."

Livermore's son, Jake Junior, died in May 2014, shortly after his birth.

While the FA's disciplinary unit has chosen against charging Livermore for entering the stands to confront the supporter, the 28-year-old has been reminded of his responsibilities by the governing body.

However, sources have told ESPN FC that the decision to remind Livermore of his responsibilities was taken in order to ensure that the player was aware of the potential risks to his personal safety by confronting supporters.

West Ham, meanwhile, have also avoided FA action after the club identified the supporter connected with the incident with Livermore.

As a result, the FA is confident that the club will now deal with the matter fully.

Mark Ogden is a senior football writer for ESPN FC. Follow him @MarkOgden_


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