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Pickford will avoid legal action after weekend spat

Everton & England goalkeeper will not face charges for Sunday’s melee

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It appears Jordan Pickford will not get in any real trouble after all for his spat with some Newcastle fans over the weekend.

The England and Everton no. 1 was taunted relentlessly over the weekend when he chose to enjoy Mothers’ Day back home in the Northeast watching his beloved Sunderland, but lost his cool finally when the abuse shifted towards his fiancee Megan Davison.

During the fracas that ensued at the second pub that he visited, Pickford appeared to throw a punch that accidentally ended up hitting off-duty bouncer Andy Dewar. The unfortunate bystander was actually trying to separate the goalkeeper from the crowd that had surrounded him when the incident occurred, but has declined to press charges.

The Mail goes on to say that Pickford has apologized to Dewar and that the security guard accepted his apology and will not be pursuing this matter any further with the authorities. Dewar had previously had a drink with the player earlier that day and was involved in trying to get him out of trouble when a melee ensued before police could intervene when tensions had escalated.

The news will come as a relief to the 25-year-old who is having a tumultuous season so far. Everton released a statement earlier in the week that they would be investigating the incident, but nothing has been released to the media as yet.