Leicester Boss Nigel Pearson To Face No Action Over McArthur Chokehold

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Leicester boss had claimed the pictures were blown out of proportion.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will face no action from the FA over an incident with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur.

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Pictures taken from the Foxes 1-0 defeat at the weekend seemed to show Pearson choking McArthur on the touchlines after the midfielder had inadvertently collided with the coach.

And it’s now emerged that the FA will take no action against the Englishman, instead sending him a strongly worded let to remind him of his duties.

Pearson since blamed pundits from Match of the Day for ‘making a mountain out of a molehill’ and claiming they exaggerated the incident.

But this is the second time this season the manager has been involved in a touchline altercation after shouting offensive language towards an abusive Leicester fan, where he also went unpunished.

The news means he’s able to remain on the touchlines for tonight’s game with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

However, this no doubt leaves questions over the FA’s disciplinary procedures especially given the charges recently met out to Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho for allegedly attempting to influence match officials.

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