Photo: Chelsea fans demand Tottenham star Vertonghen is banned for three games for this

Jan Vertonghen

Could Tottenham Hotspur star find himself in trouble?

Could Jan Vertonghen face an FA ban after grabbing Sheffield United's Chris Basham by the throat?

The Tottenham defender got caught up in a dispute with the Blades star as the game reached it's final stages, and United threatened to spring an upset and reach the Capital One Cup final.

No action was taken against the Tottenham defender for the incident, but crucially it is unclear if the referee even saw it.

Star striker of cup final opponents Chelsea, Diego Costa was charged by the Football Association for violent conduct for an alleged stamp against Liverpool in the other semi-final a day earlier, reported the BBC.

It is unclear if the striker will contest the charge, but he was widely criticised for his actions including by Thierry Henry who told SkySports he 'crossed a line'.

Most fans would not dispute Costa was overly aggressive, but one of the real frustrations with the FA's retrospective punishments, is a perceived lack of consistency.

Vertonghen's actions last night put the FA on the spot to be seen as acting in that manner, and Chelsea fans, reeling from the possibilty of Costa facing a three-game ban, took to Twitter to voice their opinions in this manner, with several referencing the FA's official twitter feed to flag up the Tottenham defender's actions.

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