USA vs Netherlands: Nigel De Jong deserved the red card

Nigel De Jong should have gotten a red card.
Stuart Holden is out for six weeks with a fractured fibula following De Jong’s tackle.
It was a reckless challenge as De Jong comes flying in with his leg extended and studs up catching Holden above the right ankle. It is clear when you look at it from the front.
By the way the Dutch highlights don’t show the tackle.
Owen Coyle, the Bolton manager had this to say following Holden’s injury:
“It’s disappointing for Stuart because he has come into the team and done ever so well.
“He’s a very good player, an international player, and he has shown a real hunger and desire to do well for our football club.”

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2 comments on “USA vs Netherlands: Nigel De Jong deserved the red card
  1. Finally saw the DeJong studs onto the side of the leg of Holden. Really bad challenge. Pisses me off. And where was the in-game payback from one of our goons?

  2. I think part of the reason Wesley Sneijder and the Dutch were able to get open so free was because our defenders did not challenge and gave up too much space. We woke up too late- only in the last 10 minutes.

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