Green escapes FA censure

The 30-year-old made the defiant action towards the press box after

an impressive display for the struggling Hammers. Green has

received a lot of negative press following his mistake in England’s

World Cup opener against the United States this summer. He has not

played for Fabio Capello’s side since, losing his place in the

squad for the first two Euro 2012 qualifiers, and his displays for

West Ham had seemed to indicate a player low on confidence. The FA

will write to Green to remind him of his responsibilities but no

further action will be taken. Hammers boss Avram Grant defended his

goalkeeper after the match, saying: “In football you can perform

and then you do not have to say anything. I think Rob’s performance

was his best speech. “Rob showed (what he can do) on the only place

a sportsman needs to show – on the pitch. Not in the papers, not in

the media, not with excuses.”