As the dust settles on Ireland's 1-0 win in Cardiff on Monday night, it has emerged that FIFA will be investigating whether or not to ban Robbie Brady and rule him out of the first leg of the playoff.
The investigation relates to an 'incident' between Robbie Brady and Ashley Williams, where the Irishman lowered his head gently onto the back of the Wales captain with no intention to do any damage.
Despite the playground nature of the nothing incident, FIFA confirmed to Sky Sports that they have launched an investigation.
FIFA has confirmed to Sky Sports News it is investigating whether Robbie Brady threw a headbutt at Wales defender Ashley Williams.
The incident took place in the 61st minute of the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 win in Cardiff and was missed by referee Damir Skomina.
A FIFA spokesperson said they are in the process of collating evidence to see whether Brady should be charged.
If Brady is banned for this, it's nothing short of embarrassing. It isn't provocative, it isn't dangering an opponent, it isn't aggressive, it's barely even cheeky.
Even Craig Bellamy couldn't believe it was being discussed in the post-match analysis, and it seems as if Ashley Williams didn't even realise anything had happened.
To think that we could be without Brady for the first leg of the playoff because of that... Farcical.
[via Sky Sports]