Manchester City have decided not to take any action against striker Craig Bellamy after he was involved in an altercation with a fan following City’s 4 – 3 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.
Bellamy scored twice during the game and was confronted by the fan as he and his team mates left the pitch. The police and the Football Association have confirmed that they are looking at the incident.
Asked if the club would take any action against Bellamy, City’s assistant boss Mark Bowen told the BBC:
No. I don’t think there is any need to.
My take is that he thought the fella might spit in his face or something.
He came very close and moved towards him. Craig, with an open hand, just pushed the fella away.
Greater Manchester Police have charged the supporter for entering the playing area without lawful authority.
City boss Mark Hughes also backed the Wales captain saying:
I did not see it but the guy should not have been on the pitch. That is not acceptable.
Brian Clough clipped someone’s ear. He was lauded a national hero. Maybe it’ll be the same with Craig but I doubt it.