No action against Crystal Palace for coin throw

Crystal Palace have avoided punishment after a fan threw a coin and hit Newcastle’s Fabricio Coloccini, the Daily Telegraph has reported, with the Football Association instead helping the Premier League club find the guilty party.

Coloccini was struck has he celebrated Papiss Cisse’s goal with his Magpies teammates, the object landing a little under the eye of the Newcastle captain. Newcastle manager John Carver revealed he feared Coloccini could have been blinded in the incident, while his Palace counterpart, former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, also condemned the episode.

The FA are to contact the Eagles to offer their assistance in identifying who threw the coin but there will be no disciplinary action taking against the London club, it’s been confirmed.

Cisse’s goal put Newcastle in front at Selhurst Park in the first meeting of Pardew and his former employers. Frazier Campbell netted with 20 minutes to play to level the scores, leaving Palace five points behind Newcastle and five points clear of the bottom three. Pardew’s team are 13th, with Newcastle in 11th.

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