Fernado Torres has escaped further punishment from the FA after Saturday’s altercation with Jan Vertonghen in which Torres clawed Jan Vertonghen in the face.
The FA recently targeted Tottenham fans who refer to themselves as “yids” and threatened us with being prosecuted but at the same time they allow an act of assault to go unpunished and send out the message that it’s ok to scratch someone in the face while playing a football match.
“One of the match officials saw the coming together of the two players, albeit not in its entirety,” it read.
“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.”
I think it basically boils down to the fact that one of the officials admitted partially seeing the incident and that means they can’t act now even though at the time in normal speed you couldn’t tell that Torres clawed him as it looked more like a light tap to the face.
One thing is for sure, if I was Luiz Suarez I’d be fuming at the fact that I received a 10 game ban for biting someone and Fernando Torres escapes with no punishment. In my book there is not a lot of difference, violence is violence. If I was Torres I’d be feeling extremely lucky right now.Follow @TrfficTottenham