Boost for Burnley as Elliott escapes punishment for Chimbonda clash
21 October 2009 04:32
Burnley's Wade Elliott has avoided a Football Association ban following an alleged kick at Pascal Chimbonda during Sunday's Lancashire derby clash at Ewood Park.
Referee Chris Foy did not see the incident during Blackburn's 3-2 win and was asked by the FA to review video footage. But he could not be sure he would have issued a red card had he seen it at the time.
An FA spokesperson said: 'The referee said that based on the footage he has seen he cannot say for sure he would have shown a red card.
'Under the rules we are only permitted to take retrospective action if the referee says he would have shown a red card. On that basis we will not take any further action against Elliott.'