Tottenham fans have reacted angrily to the Football Association’s decision not to take any further action against Fernando Torres.
It was plain to see that the Chelsea striker raised his hands to Jan Vertonghen and scratched his face during a bust-up between the pair just yards away from the assistant referee.
A statement from the FA read: “The FA will take no action against Chelsea’s Fernando Torres in relation to an incident involving Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen which occurred in the 50th minute of their match on Saturday 28 September 2013.
One of the match officials saw the coming together of the two players, albeit not in its entirety.”
Here are some of the views of Tottenham fans:
@thespursweb a joke!! if that had been any spurs player he would have been sent off in Match never mind goin to disciplinary action.
— J-MAC (@yidarmyulster) October 1, 2013
— John Hall (@JohnHall1985) October 1, 2013
@thespursweb I take it by that , that it's fine to scratch an opponents face to bits and is in the rules
— shmaccas (@andymuckersie) October 1, 2013
@thespursweb Utterly ridiculous. The FA have yet again let someone off for a truly evil offence. It shows players they can get away with it.
— Talking THFC™ (@TalkingTHFC) October 1, 2013
@thespursweb total joke. How can the FA not take action for the scratch? Makes it look like that's acceptable behaviour.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@THFC__Fans) October 1, 2013
— Tom Mison™ (@tom_mison) October 1, 2013
— Tank Adams (@tankadams09) October 1, 2013
@thespursweb did you really expect anything else? Does this mean that the ref saw the gouging. If so why just a yellow card for Torres.
— darkspur1 (@darkspur1) October 1, 2013
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