Pay per head services learned that Andre Villas-Boas said that the Football Association made a “farcical” decision to not further punish Fernando Torres.
Torres was handed a second yellow card after a collision with Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen in their Premier League meeting on Saturday at White Hart Lane.
But pay per head services saw that earlier in the game, footage showed that the Chelsea striker scratched Verthongen in the face, leading to speculation that the Spain international could see his mandatory one-game suspension extended.
But price per head services found out that on Tuesday the FA confirmed that this will not be the case, as the incident was not seen by referee Mike Dean, while assistant Jake Collin saw the pair come together but did not see the scratch.
Because of the fact that the altercation was witnessed by an official, but not completely, Torres will not face an additional ban, which is a decision that Tottenham boss Villas-Boas said was a “disgrace”, and pay per head services can see the controversy.
“It’s extremely difficult to know where to start,” he said. “Obviously, it’s almost a farcical decision. It doesn’t matter to me which player or club is involved.
“Neither do I want to with my words put into question Fernando’s integrity; neither their manager’s in trying to defend our position. I think the FA has made a decision that’s almost a joke. It looks incredible.
“How can you see the images and come out without punishment on something that overtakes all professional behaviour?
“I think the decision is a disgrace. If the committee can’t solve such clear images I don’t think it sets a good first example.”
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This weekend, Torres will miss Chelsea’s trip to Norwich due to suspension, and pay per head services learned that the player is set to face more time on the sidelines after he injured his knee in their UEFA Champions League win on Tuesday over Steaua Bucharest.