Di Maria to escape Real Madrid punishment

The Santiago Bernabeu side have made it clear that the Argentina international will not be punished for allegedly making an offensive gesture

Real Madrid have formally announced that they will not take action against Angel Di Maria following allegations the player had made an offensive gesture during last weekend’s La Liga victory over Celta.

The Argentina international found himself in hot water after grabbing his crotch upon being substituted in Madrid’s win over Celta, even though he stressed immediately after the game that he made a natural gesture and did not meant to insult the crowd.

However, Madrid opted to open an investigation in the matter nonetheless, only to now reach the conclusion there’s no reason to punish Di Maria.

“Real Madrid would like to communicate that the investigation into Angel di Maria has been closed without any punishment,” a statement on the club’s official website reads.

“The investigator feels there’s no evidence to conclude that Di Maria made an offensive gesture toward the crowd on January 6. Therefore, no disciplinary action would be justified.

“Consequently, the club’s direction has decided to close the investigation.”

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