DC United midfielder Perry Kitchen appears to have escaped suspension for his stamp on New York Red Bulls right-back Chris Duvall in yet another perplexing decision from the MLS Disciplinary Committee.
DC beat writer Pablo Maurer was among the first to point out that Kitchen has escaped any repercussion for his seemingly blatant act of foul play.
The incident itself, which took place at a DC penalty in stoppage time with the Red Bulls leading 2-0, seemed to be quite clear cut, but no action was taken by the referee at the time.
Not sure how, but Perry Kitchen wasn't suspended for this https://t.co/9coCHecybN— Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) March 25, 2015
When the Disciplinary Committee announced its review of the weekend's incidents, Kitchen's name was absent, and Red Bulls skipper Dax McCarty responded.
Perhaps sensing that he had crossed a line, McCarty added one final tweet.
Send my fine on over to Red Bull Arena @MLS. 😎— Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) March 25, 2015
McCarty isn't one to avoid controversy, but his humourous rejoinder might save him from a league sanction.