Swansea star Shelvey escapes punishment for 'swim' gesture

The former Liverpool midfielder appeared to antagonise Cardiff City fans after his side's 1-0 defeat in the Welsh derby but is given a warning rather than anything more
Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has escaped disciplinary action following a gesture made after the Welsh derby towards Cardiff City supporters.

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The 21-year-old midfielder appeared to make the provocative signal towards the home fans following his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat at the Cardiff City Stadium but has escaped with a warning.

The 'swim away' gesture came as the midfielder made his way towards the Swansea supporters after the final whistle on Sunday and is believed to be in reference to an incident in 1988 when Bluebirds fans were allegedly forced into the sea as they clashed with their Swans counterparts.

The Football Association has warned Shelvey about his future conduct but confirmed that he will not be punished.

A statement read: "Following an investigation, the FA has reminded Jonjo Shelvey of his responsibilities. No further action will follow."

The former Liverpool youngster has not travelled with Swansea for their Europa League clash with Kuban Krasnodar due to family reasons but is expected to face Stoke City on Sunday.