Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has branded the Football Association's decision not to take further action against Fernando Torres as "a disgrace" after the scratching incident with Jan Vertonghen, reports James Dobson of the Daily Star.
Torres and the Belgium international were involved in an altercation during the second half of the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Saturday, and television replays showed the Spaniard appearing to scratch the Spurs defender's face.
However, the FA said no retrospective action could be taken as none of the officials had seen the incident, according to the report.
Villa-Boas was unhappy with that verdict.
Obviously it is almost a farcical decision. It doesn't matter to me which player or club is involved.
I think the FA has made the decision almost a joke. It looks incredible.
How can you see the images, pretty clear, and come out without punishment, on something (which) overtakes all professional behaviour? I think the decision is a disgrace.
However, Torres was recently dealt a different blow after being ruled out for up to three weeks with the knee injury he suffered during the Champions League win at Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday, as Matt Barlow of the Daily Mail reported.