England international escapes punishment.
The Football Association have announced that Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand will not be charged following an off-the-ball incident involving Chelsea front man Fernando Torres.
Television pictures showed Ferdinand appearing to catch Torres from behind in the latter stages of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.
The Spaniard fell to the floor before being helped to his feet by Ferdinand, in an incident that did not appear to be witnessed by match referee Howard Webb.
However, a spokesman from the FA told Britain’s Press Association that Ferdinand would not face retrospective action.