Football West will not take any action over a clash between former Scotland and Celtic star Leigh Griffiths and a spectator during Mandurah City’s 4-2 win over Dianella White Knights.
Griffiths, who scored his second goal in consecutive appearances for Mandurah in Friday’s Men’s State League Division One game, was angered by something shouted at him by the man as he collected the ball from the sideline late in the game.
He turned, confronted the man, and after a brief push and shove, arm waving and words exchanged lined up for a corner.
A ground marshal standing next to the incident did not intervene until another ground official moved in.
Football West said they had received the referee’s report and were happy the referee took “all appropriate action during the game”.
The governing body said in a statement: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of players, coaches, match officials, spectators and any other people attending matches, and will investigate all official complaints.
“Football West greatly appreciates the work done by our ground marshals, who are generally club volunteers.
“Clubs are reminded that ground marshal duties include helping with the security of players, match referees and club officials.”
Earlier, Griffiths scored Mandurah’s third goal from an easy tap in after a shocking defensive error.
He also scored with a long range effort in his side’s 3-0 win over Western Knights the previous weekend.
Griffiths is a free agent and looking for a fresh start in Australia or Asia but it is understood he is not on Perth Glory’s radar.
He was cleared by Scottish police last year after an investigation into allegations that he sent inappropriate messages to a teenaged girl.
He was also at the centre of another inquiry when he kicked a smoke bomb from the pitch into a stand housing St Johnstone supporters during a Premier Sports Cup match.
Griffiths apologised over the incident.