Redknapp escapes FA rap

LONDON- Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp will not face any punishment for his critical comments about the referee after Saturday's defeat by Manchester United, the English Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.

"He (Redknapp) has been warned but we will not be taking any formal disciplinary action," an FA spokesman said.

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Redknapp had threatened to boycott post-match television interviews if he was punished for criticising referee Mark Clattenburg for awarding United a controversial goal in the 2-0 Premier League defeat.

The 63-year-old had described Clattenburg's decision not to penalise Nani for a clear handball and instead allow him to get up and score past a bemused Heurelho Gomes in the Spurs goal as "one of the worst refereeing decisions ever."