Serge Aurier: Ivorian cleared over throat slit gesture
Ivory Coast international defender Serge Aurier will face no charges from Fifa after appearing to make a throat-slitting gesture to supporters.
Aurier, 23, celebrated an Ivory Coast goal in the 3-1 win over Mali in October by turning to the crowd and dragging his hand across his throat.
A Fifa spokesman told BBC Sport: "We can confirm that no sanction was imposed by the Disciplinary Committee."
In the same game, Aurier "saved the life" of Mali forward Moussa Doumbia.
After Doumbia was knocked unconscious in a challenge with Sunderland's Lamine Kone, Aurier intervened to stop the Rostov player swallowing his tongue.
Aurier, who plays his club football for French side Paris St-Germain, has been involved in a string of controversial incidents.
In September, he was sentenced to two months in jail for elbowing a police officer, but remains free pending an appeal.
And in February, he was suspended by PSG after appearing to use homophobic language to insult then-coach Laurent Blanc.
He had also called team-mate Angel di Maria a "clown" while answering questions from fans on social media app Periscope.