What did the Liverpool captain say to the Arsenal defender?
Earlier this week, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been cleared of any wrongdoing against Arsenal defender Gabriel.
During the Emirates clash on October 9, Gabriel claimed Henderson had used offensive language towards him, which Michael Oliver escalated by informing managers Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp.
The FA quickly announced that it would carry out a full investigation.
The FA statement on Gabriel vs Henderson
However, that investigation is now over after they said there was no case for Henderson to respond.
In a statement, the FA said: “Following an investigation into an allegation received by the FA during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC on Sunday 9 October 2022, the FA can confirm that it does not take no disciplinary action.
“The FA have received a complaint about an incident involving two players in this match. Following the complaint, the FA have carried out a full and thorough investigation.
“The investigation included taking witness statements from the complainant and defendant, as well as six other players who were in the vicinity of the alleged incident, reviewing multiple angles of video footage and searching for evidence. independent language experts None of the witnesses heard the alleged comment, and the accused player strenuously denied the allegation throughout.
“While the FA is fully satisfied that the allegation has been made in good faith, it is also satisfied that there is no case to be met.
“The FA continues to take all allegations received very seriously and encourage anyone who believes they have experienced or witnessed abuse to report it through the appropriate channels. The FA receives a number of complaints over the course of a season and thoroughly investigate each and every one he receives. Upon review of all evidence received, not all cases will result in a charge.”
— Terry Flewers (@terryflewers) October 9, 2022
What did Henderson say to Gabriel?
Well, according to Martin Samuel of the Daily Mail, Henderson apparently told the inquest that he called Gabriel a “fucking idiot.” However, the Arsenal centre-back thought he heard something very different in Portuguese.
“The FA had no choice but to drop any case against Jordan Henderson over what happened between him and Arsenal defender Gabriel,” wrote Samuel.
“Henderson reportedly told the inquest that he called Gabriel a ‘fucking idiot’. Gabriel thought he had used another much worse word in Portuguese. None of the other players interviewed, from Arsenal or Liverpool, could confirm No one said that Gabriel was not sincere, he was simply mistaken.
“So now the balance of probabilities. For Henderson to use such a word would demonstrate a mastery of the Portuguese-Brazilian dialect that he simply does not possess.
“We should therefore believe that he researched the best way to offend – whether he was the admired captain of a cosmopolitan Liverpool dressing room – or was trained by one of his Brazilian or Portuguese team-mates. , half of whom are of ethnic origin. On the balance of probabilities, therefore, the accusation vanishes.”
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