Massadio Haidara has talked again about his injury, or more accurately about the disgraceful tackle that Wigan’s McManaman was allowed to get away with, as the FA once again have skirted their duties and done absolutely nothing about it – which is simply a disgrace.
Massadio Haidara in action on his debut against Metalist Kharkiv
The Newcastle defender had significant bruising caused by his knee cap popping out – but he was very lucky because it went straight back in again.
If it hadn’t the medics are saying he could have been out for nine months – but now the hope is that lad can play even before the end of the season – what a relief that would be.
This is what the 20 year-old had to say today:
“His tackle could have ended my career and ruined my life, but in the end he will play before me. “We have to protect the players. I don’t want to change the physical mentality…but we can’t tolerate tackles like this one.”
The French full-back has been thankful of the great support he has received from Newcastle fans, and if you want to send him a message here’s his Twitter account.
The good news in all of this, is that it seems he is not as badly injured as first thought, and certainly the lad’s mood is improving as he realizes he still has a career in football and at Newcastle.
We’ll know more next week when he has another scan on his knee, and we’re hoping there is no ligament damage, and if that’s the case it’s almost a miracle how Massadio escaped serious injury.
And to think the tackle that could have ended his career has gone completely unpunished by both the match officials and the English FA, and that’s almost a scandal..
So please sign this petition to get the FA to start doing their job, following their disappointing decision to do nothing on McManaman’s tackle – we must get them to change their attitudes on these things and have something good come out of this.
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