Ben Haim cleared by FA
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The FA have cleared Tal Ben Haim of an improper conduct charge.The Football Association have cleared Bolton defender Tal Ben Haim of an improper conduct charge following an incident with Wayne Rooney on Boxing Day.
Ben Haim was hit with an improper conduct rap by The FA for his role in an altercation with Rooney during United's win over Bolton.
The Israeli fell to the ground after Rooney had shoved him in the face with the Manchester United ace serving a three-game ban for the offence.
Although Rooney was suspended for violent conduct, Ben Haim refuted the charge and requested a personal hearing.
He has now been cleared of any wrongdoing and will therefore not face any suspension.
"At a disciplinary commission hearing, the charge of improper conduct against Bolton Wanderers defender Tal Ben Haim was found to be not proven," read a FA statement.
"The charge related to an incident involving Wayne Rooney during the match at Old Trafford on December 26."
Meanwhile, The FA have charged Fulham duo Zat Knight and Collins John with improper conduct.
The charges relate to their goal celebrations after Papa Bouba Diop's late goal in the 2-1 win at Birmingham last month.
John was also the subject of a police complaint following the game when he allegedly exchanged words with supporters behind the goal at the Railway End of the ground, where the players were celebrating.
Both players have until March 1 to respond to the charges.