When Robbie Brady lowered his forehead onto the back of Ashley Williams in a manner that wasn't even noticed by the Welshman, the thought that the Burnley midfielder may miss the first leg of the World Cup playoff was difficult to comprehend.
Sky Sports gave it the 'slow-mo with a zoomed in circle' treatment as FIFA confirmed that they were investigating the incident, and that Brady could be facing a one-match ban.
Thankfully, that will not be happening as FIFA have today confirmed that no action will be taken and Brady is free to play in the first leg of the playoffs.
SunSport contacted FIFA and confirmed that after reviewing the footage, they decided that no action will be taken.
The incident, that happened right under the nose of the assistant referee, came after Brady was dispossessed by Aaron Ramsey and, while off balance, appeared to be pushed to the ground by Williams.
Fifa looked at television evidence over the last 48 hours but confirmed to SunSport today that “no action will be taken for such alleged incident.”
This is a big relief for Ireland, as while there was absolutely nothing in the incident, Brady's decision to do it at all was a bizarre one and it could very well have been punished if seen as an act of aggression.
Thankfully, sense has prevailed, which is not something we get to say very often in these circumstances.