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FA clears Arsenal's Theo Walcott over 'scoreline' gesture

Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Arsenal star Theo Walcott mocks Tottenham fans by hand-gesturing the score as he is stretchered off the field in Saturday's FA Cup victory.

LONDON (AP) - Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will not be punished by England's Football Association for taunting Tottenham fans during his team's 2-0 win in the FA Cup on Saturday.

As he was being taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury, Walcott signaled the 2-0 score with his fingers to the Tottenham supporters, who pelted the England international and the medics carrying him with coins and bottles.

The FA says in a statement released Monday that it has contacted Walcott ''and reminded him of his responsibilities regarding a `scoreline' gesture he made,'' but will not be taking any further disciplinary action.

The governing body also says it has contacted the north London clubs to seek their observations in relation to objects being thrown from both sets of fans during the game.

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