{
    "title": "No FA action over Deeney's celebration",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Troy-Deeney-KickingPenalty-180204-Ge-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>\r\nWatford striker Troy Deeney has escaped disciplinary action over his goal celebration in a shock 4-1 win over Chelsea on Monday after officials failed to agree on whether he had committed a red card offence.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nDeeney opened the scoring from the penalty spot shortly before halftime and then appeared to make an offensive gesture towards a section of the Vicarage Road crowd.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nA three-man panel convened by England's governing Football Association (FA) could not agree on whether his action merited a retrospective red card, so Deeney, who has already served three and four-match bans this season, merely faces the prospect of receiving a written warning regarding his future conduct.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nAn FA spokesperson said on Twitter: \"Watford's Troy Deeney will not face any formal action following his goal celebration during the game against Chelsea on Monday (05\/02\/18).<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"Video footage was referred to a panel of three former elite match officials who were asked to consider independently whether it was a red card offence.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\"The response was not unanimous, therefore, no disciplinary action will follow. Nevertheless, the FA will write to the player and warn him as to his future conduct.\"<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Troy Deeney has escaped disciplinary action over his goal celebration against Chelsea.",
    "date": "2018-02-07T22:58:02",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "AFP",
    "img_credit": "Troy Deeney \u00a9 Getty Images",
    "category": "Premier League",
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}