Man City consider legal action after Sergio Aguero claims of spitting by Wigan fan
Aguero will not face formal disciplinary action but warned over responsibilities
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 20/02/18 7:30pm
Manchester City are considering legal action after Sergio Aguero claimed he was verbally abused and spat at by a Wigan fan, Sky Sports News understands.
City met with the Argentine striker on Tuesday morning to discuss his recollections of events at the DW Stadium on Monday, where City were dumped out of the FA Cup fifth round by the League One side.
A pitch invasion and disorder in the stands ensued at the final whistle, all of which is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police, Wigan Athletic and the FA.
Aguero was pictured clashing with supporters and he maintains he was verbally abused and spat at in the ear by a Wigan fan.
Sky sources say the club is now considering whether the player has a case of common assault against the fan and, at this stage, they have not ruled out contacting police over the incident.
Aguero will not face any disciplinary action, although he has been reminded of his responsibilities.
The decision not to charge the City forward was made after consideration of the match referee's report and all available footage of events on the pitch and in the tunnel area at half-time and full-time.
No formal disciplinary action will be taken against any individual players or non-playing staff from either team in relation to events at half-time.
It is understood City are also unhappy with the stewarding operation at Wigan, which they believe was inadequate for such a high-profile game.
They also believe the response from the stewards to the pitch invasion was ineffective.
Videos have been sent to the club, which also show Wigan fans goading City supporters, and these images were examined on Tuesday.
City and Wigan were charged by the FA on Tuesday afternoon for failing to control their players following Fabian Delph's red card on Monday night.
The clubs have until 6pm on Friday 23 February to respond.
City and Wigan have been asked to provide their observations following the crowd trouble at the end of the game and have until Monday 26 February 2018 to respond.