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Steve Bruce Livid At ‘Horror Tackle’ On Matt Ritchie – Some Leicester City Fans Seem To Agree

Steve Bruce was fuming after tonight’s gut-wrenching defeat to Leicester City on penalties. However, Bruce is saving his fury for the tackle that ended Matt Ritchie’s evening early.

This is what Steve Bruce has said as published by Leicestershire Live:

“I have to say that the mess Matt Ritchie’s in, the referee is five yards away and I know there will be VAR tonight or whatever, it’s a horror challenge,”

“I don’t want people sent off or red cards, but when I see the state of Matty’s leg – we fear ankle damage, he has three cuts which all need stitches, he is a mess and the referee if five yards away from that, which is difficult to take.

“I don’t want to see anyone sent off, but when it’s horror challenges like that, that wasn’t good.

“No wonder he didn’t come out for the second half.

“I didn’t have to see it back, I seen it there.

“It’s a horror one, it’s over the top. We haven’t got many angles on it, but believe me, it’s horrible.

“He has been stitched in three different wounds and obviously we will have to wait for the scans to see if there is ankle damage, but the kid is in a mess.

“I never want to see anyone sent off, but when you are over the top of the ball and you are lunging in like that, you can damage people and nobody wants to see that.”

Matt Ritchie was forced off just before the half due to the challenge by Hamza Choudhury. We hope he is going to be ok and that he has not suffered any serious damage to his ankle.

It is interesting that Choudhury did not come out after the break. Many in the Leicester City camp feel that the challenge was a bad one.

11 comments so far

  • Paully

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Somebody else can have First.

  • toon22

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #2


    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:24 PM
    Comment #11


  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #3

    We were unlucky to get such a tough draw to begin with. Then to have the ref as Leicesters 12th Man. There goal should not have been a free kick to begin with, and they should of had a red card. A very bad night, not Steve Bruce’s fault. But we will just have to take this one on the chin.

  • lesh

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4


    You wuz robbed of first!

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Get well soon Ritchie

  • NY Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #6


    Thanks for the match summary – appreciated

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Best of luck Matt. Sounds like a horror tackle. Pr1ck.

  • carltoon

    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Just seen the tackle on Richie, why wasn’t Choudhury sent off. We never get a red card in our favour. Can you imagine if that had been a Shelvey tackle. Straight red.

  • carltoon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #9

    All they’re talking about on the highlights program is Willams dive, saying he should have been booked. Not a mention of the tackle!!!

  • carltoon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Mind the dive was hilarious. It looks a though Willams had a good game though so I’ll let him off.

  • dougie

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Boo Hoo,poor Matt,so what!Any normal premier league club would be bringing on a decent replacement in these circumstances but not us!!No excuses,it’s a joke,no money spent for 12 years,the slug gets richer and we get jack shit.Wheres the money gone Jabba!!


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