Mills in clear over Elder clash
Rotherham's Pablo Mills will not face any FA action over his challenge on Brentford's Nathan Elder.
Last Updated: 12/03/09 9:14am
Rotherham captain Pablo Mills will not face any further Football Association action over the challenge which left Brentford's Nathan Elder in hospital and fighting to save his sight.
Striker Elder was stretchered off following an aerial challenge in Saturday's goalless draw at the Don Valley Stadium.
Bees boss Andy Scott later stated his player had suffered a double fracture of the cheekbone, a fractured eye socket, severe trauma to the eyeball and extensive bleeding in and around the eye and called on the FA to take action.
Referee Karl Evans booked Mills at the time and having reviewed the incident on video again does not believe that Mills deserved to be shown a red card.
An FA spokesman said: "We can confirm that we are unable to take any disciplinary action against the Rotherham United player Pablo Mills.
"In accordance with Law 5, Fifa prohibits further disciplinary action from being taken in respect of an incident where it was seen and dealt with at the time by the referee.
"The match referee Mr Karl Evans has reviewed the incident on video and remains of the view that the conduct of the Rotherham United player did not merit a dismissal and the evidence available does not provide sufficient grounds to conclude that the player should have been dismissed."
Rotherham's chief operating officer Paul Douglas said: "We are pleased with the ruling, but everyone at the club would like to reiterate that our thoughts and best wishes are with Nathan and we hope he makes a speedy and full recovery from his injury."