Torres architect of his own downfall - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea striker Fernando Torres could face an extended ban (up to four games) if the Football Association decides to act over his violent behavior with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.
Torres was given the marching orders against Tottenham Hotspur after the Spaniard received two yellow cards during Saturday’s London derby at White Hart Lane.
While the second yellow he received was highly doubtful as the striker went for a 50-50 challenge with the Belgian defender where both raised their arms but didn’t touch the face, the first one was highly controversial. In fact, Torres was lucky to stay on the pitch and should have been sent off for scratching Vertonghen’s face.
Referee Mike Dean wasn’t in the proper position to see the event and took no severe action against the Spaniard but if his match report confirms nothing about the incident, the video will be passed to the FA’s new independent discipl...