EZGJAN ALIOSKI has been cleared of discrimination over a ‘cry baby’ gesture to Burnley’s Dwight McNeil.
McNeil confronted Leeds left-back Alioski after a challenge in their Premier League clash on May 15.
Leeds’ North Macedonia star Ezgjan Alioski was investigated after this gesture to Burnley wideman Dwight McNeil last season
The confrontation flared after a challenge on Ezgjan Alioski from Dwight McNeilCredit: Alamy
Ezgjan Alioski walso seen to stick out his tongue in the bizarre clash over which the FA are taking no further action
The North Macedonia player, 29, got to his feet, stuck out his tongue and put his hands to the side of his head in a childish manner.
Clarets’ players made a complaint and while the FA said it “could potentially be perceived as discriminatory”, no further action will be taken.
Alioski, whose country bowed out of the Euros on Monday, is out of contract at Elland Road.
He is yet to accept a new deal, with Turkey’s Fenerbahce interested.
It’s thought Leeds will NOT come back to their 46-cap star with a better offer.
But Alioski’s agent denied reports from Turkish outlet Fanatik that CSKA Moscow were ready to offer him a pay deal worth around £2.1million – 2.5m euros.
Dino Lamberti old Sport24: “The information is incorrect. CSKA did not contact me about Ezgjan’s transfer.”
Meanwhile, 20-year-old defender Oliver Casey has left Leeds for a three-year deal with Championship new-boys Blackpool.
But he hailed the influence on his career of Elland Road chief Marcelo Bielsa.
Casey told BBC Lancashire Sport: “I don’t think there’s any better preparation you can get than working with Marcelo.
“It’s been a crazy two years with him but I’ve loved every minute. It’s got me to the point where I am now.”
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