Ferdinand Escapes FA Action Over Torres Clash
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has escaped FA action following a clash with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final draw
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has escaped any FA action following a clash with Chelsea striker Fernando Torres during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final draw at Old Trafford.
Chelsea came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and force a replay at Stamford Bridge but Ferdinand appeared to barge into the back of the Spanish striker, causing him to fall to the floor, during the closing stages of the game in an off-the-ball incident that wasn’t seen by the referee at the time.
Reports on Monday suggested the United defender may be slapped with an FA charge following the incident but Sky Sports News have confirmed this afternoon that the FA have reviewed further footage of the clash and decided no action will be taken against the 34-year-old stopper.
You can watch the incident again below and judge for yourself, did Ferdinand deserve to be charged? Is he lucky to get away with it?
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