Chelsea striker Torres avoids further action after Vertonghen clash

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will not face further disciplinary action following the incident involving Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen on Saturday, reports The Guardian.

Torres appeared to scratch the face of Vertonghen and could have been banned for up to four matches if the Football Association had decided to refer the video of the coming together, which occurred during Saturday’s clash between the two London clubs.

The Spain international was sent off in the 1-1 draw after he picked up two yellow cards, for which he will serve a one-match ban. The FA released a statement on Tuesday which said: “One of the match officials saw the coming together of the two players, albeit not in its entirety.

In these particular circumstances, in line with the FA’s policy on when retrospective action may be taken, reviewed this summer by the game’s stakeholders [the Premier League, the Football League, the Professional Footballers’ Association, the League Managers’ Association, Professional Game Match Officials Limited and the National Game], no action may be taken.

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, denounced Vertonghen as “a disgrace” for “pretending he was hurt and staying on the floor. The Chelsea No. 9 will now miss Chelsea’s match with Norwich on Sunday at Carrow Road.

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