Aaron Pierre: Shrewsbury Town defender cleared of violent conduct charge

Aaron Pierre
The game was halted for five minutes after Shrewsbury and Bristol Rovers players clashed

Shrewsbury Town centre-back Aaron Pierre has been cleared of violent conduct, having been charged by the Football Association on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old was charged after an incident "not seen by the match officials but caught on video" in Saturday's game with Bristol Rovers.

However, an independent regulatory commission found the charge not proven.

Shrewsbury and Rovers have until Friday to respond to a separate FA charge of failing to control their players.

Five players were booked during the melee after they clashed following Shrewsbury's Louis Thompson went down in the box in the 17th minute, wit

Shrewsbury have also been charged with failing to ensure their players refrained from violent conduct.

Rovers going on to win the League One match 4-3 at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.