I usually don’t write short blog posts, but the Nigel De Jong tackle on Stuart Holden has fired me up.
On a scale of 1-10, it was a 9.3 on the horrific scale. It was way worse than Ryan Shawcross’ tackle on Aaron Ramsey last weekend. I have no idea what De Jong was thinking, but watching the play a half dozen time it looks like he was trying to break Holden’s leg. How he got away with not getting a card goes far beyond unbelievable.
It’s halftime of the match right now and ESPN has said practically nothing about how terrible the tackle was. I should be amazed by that but I’m not. More on this later when I come out with the report card but I just hope Holden doesn’t have a broken shin.