Rio Ferdinand shoves Fernando Torres in the head during Manchester United v Chelsea

VIDEO: Ferdinand shoves Torres in the back of the head in off-the-ball incident

By
Rik Sharma

PUBLISHED:

19:18 GMT, 10 March 2013

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UPDATED:

20:10 GMT, 10 March 2013

Rio Ferdinand continued his somewhat unsporting week by shoving the back of Fernando Torres' head in an off-the-ball incident during Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final.

The centre back, touted for a recall to Roy Hodgson's England squad, went in for a challenge with Torres and after the pair had got up, barged him with his forearm while the referee was looking the other way.

Torres fell to the ground in a heap and Ferdinand ushered the Spaniard back to his feet.

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Sneaky: Rio Ferdinand shoved Fernando Torres while the referee's back was turned

Sneaky: Rio Ferdinand shoved Fernando Torres while the referee's back was turned

Sneaky: Rio Ferdinand shoved Fernando Torres while the referee's back was turned

Sneaky: Rio Ferdinand shoved Fernando Torres while the referee's back was turned

Get up: Ferdinand yanks the Spanish striker to his feet

Get up: Ferdinand yanks the Spanish striker to his feet

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On Tuesday night Ferdinand was seen sarcastically clapping in referee Cuneyt Cakir's face in the aftermath of United's 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid.

Cakir had controversially sent off Nani during the game and the furious Ferdinand made his feelings clear at the final whistle.

He has avoided censure from UEFA over the incident and the club also were not punished for not fulfilling their post-match media obligations.

Sir Alex Ferguson refused to speak after the game and his players were also prevented from speaking.

VIDEO: Ferdinand shoves Torres