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BREAKING NEWS: Firmino escapes punishment after Holgate allegation

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino will not be facing any further action from the FA after Mason Holgate accused him of discriminatory comments.

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22 Feb 2018, 00:16 IST
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Roberto Firmino has escaped disciplinary action after Everton's Mason Holgate alleged the Liverpool star made a discriminatory comment during January's Merseyside derby, the Football Association has confirmed.

The incident occurred during the FA Cup meeting at Anfield on January 5, a match Liverpool went on to win 2-1 thanks to a late Virgil van Dijk header.

Holgate pushed Firmino into the stands and sparked ugly scenes as the pair squared up to each other.

The two players exchanged words and Holgate reacted angrily, with the Everton youngster lodging a complaint with the referee alleging Firmino had used a discriminatory term.

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