By Harvey Byrne
The FA have ruled that attacker Samu Saiz will face no action after considering evidence over allegations of a spitting incident in last week’s League Cup clash with Port Vale, according to a reliable journalist.
The 26-year-old attacker was accused of spitting in the direction of Vale player Joe Davis during the clash between the two clubs, which saw Saiz bag a hat-trick in the 4-1 victory for the Elland Road giants.
However, the FA have since ruled there was no case to answer and Yorkshire Evening Post chief football writer Phil Hay revealed via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Saiz will not face any disciplinary action.
Samuel Saiz will face no action over last week's spitting allegations. FA considered evidence and ruled there was no case to answer. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 15, 2017
The match against Port Vale marked Saiz’ competitive debut for Leeds since joining from Huesca earlier in the summer and supporters were understandably delighted with what he had to offer.
Many were also keen to see him escape disciplinary action after the allegations and supporters have urged Thomas Christiansen to start the attacker in Tuesday’s Championship clash against Fulham.
It is still yet to be seen whether Saiz will make his first start in the league against strong opponents in Fulham, but the club will be glad to have him as an option still as they aim to push on from their eighth placing.