James McClean: West Brom winger avoids FA charge

James McClean
James McClean received abuse from Sunderland fans during the game

West Brom's James McClean has escaped punishment after his celebrations in front of Sunderland fans following Saturday's 1-0 win started an on-field brawl between both sets of players.

The ex-Black Cats winger punched the air at full-time in front of the away fans and was confronted by Sunderland players with a fight breaking out.

The Football Association has formally warned McClean about his behaviour.

Both clubs have been reminded of their responsibilities.

After the game, Baggies boss Tony Pulis said: "He's not the sharpest tool in the box, and that's not being disrespectful to him. But he's a smashing lad."

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