The FA have confirmed that Thierry Henry will not be charged he was alleged to have elbowed Charlton’s John Robinson during Staurday’s game atthe Valley.

Video evidence captured Henry’s challenge on Charlton defender John Robinson, which seemed to suggest that an elbow was used in the incident. However, following the announcement that David Beckham will not be charged after his part in a similar occurrence at Leeds, the FA have stated that no action will be taken against Henry.

“The matter has not been referred to the Video Advisory Panel and the investigation is now closed.

Henry had earlier protested his innocence, insisting: “If I touched him at all it was very slightly on top of his shoulder. But there was no intention, I cannot stress that enough.

Even Robinson backed up the striker, saying: “They should let it go. If he had caught me I would have gone down. I think the FA should get on wit something else. He’s got my support in the matter and hopefully they will drop it.