Nigel DeJong has been dropped for Holland’s upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Sweden and Moldova.
DeJong – this player is simply a disgrace to football
The Dutch FA have decided to leave him out of their side for the upcoming European qualifying games following his ridiculous foul on Ben Arfa yesterday that broke the 23 year old’s leg in two places.
And yet incompetent referee Martin Atkinson didn’t even blow for a foul – so we could see Newcastle were up against it yesterday right from the start, and that proved to be accurate as Martin refused Newcastle a stone cold penalty in the second half.
Dutch manager Van Marwijk said in the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper today about the dropping of the wild man.
“I just informed the squad and told them I saw no other possibility,”
“I’ve seen the pictures back,” “It was a wild and unnecessary offence. He went in much too hard.””It is unfortunate, especially since he does not need to do it.”
“The funny thing is that the referee did not even show a yellow card for it. Apparently, there are other standards.”
“But I have a problem with the way Nigel needlessly looks to push the limit. I am going to speak to him.”
The Newcastle United club last night confirmed the injury to be a broken tibia and fibula of Ben Arfa’s left leg.
It is not the first time the 25-year-old Dutchman has been criticized for his reckless tackling, having broken Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden right fibula on international duty last March.
And then in the World Cup final he was seen to get away with a chest-high kick on Spain’s Xabi Alonso in the World Cup final – and should have been given a red card for that ridiculous and dangerous “tackle.”
He basically kicked the player in the chest and got away with it.
De Jong was last week named in Van Marwijk’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Moldova and Sweden, but will now take no part in those games – a fitting gesture from the Dutch FA.
It’s just a great pity that the Assistant Manchester City manager defended DeJong after the game – it’s OK being loyal to your players – but DeJong was a disgrace to football yesterday – and that’s the truth of it.
Manchester City won the game yesterday – but the richest club in the world didn’t win much else on the day.