The name Charlie Adam is now synonymous to a rough footballer, who’s prowess is about inflicting injuries to opponents.
After stamping on Alexis Sanchez on our game against them last weekend, the Stoke City midfielder has escaped punishment from the English FA .
— Yousef Teclab (@yousef738) December 10, 2016
Gunners fans were enraged when the Scot appeared to stamp on their forward during the north Londoners’ 3-1 victory over the Potters on Saturday.
However, the 31-year-old wasn’t punished at the time by referee Lee Mason, and now a panel of former match officials have failed to reach a unanimous decision on the incident – according to The Times.
Manager Mark Hughes will be happy with this decision, after claiming that his player has been the victim of a witch hunt on social media.
‘Whenever these things happen and you go up against the top clubs, because of the presence of social media it becomes something of a witch-hunt,’ the coach said.
‘Suddenly people are shouting from the rooftops that we need retrospective action. It’s a little bit unfair, our presence on social media isn’t as great as theirs and sometimes that can influence things.
‘In real time you wouldn’t have noticed it, I’m sure Charlie didn’t realise he’d made contact.’