‘Lucky not to get arrested for that’: Fans hit out at Man United loanee Eric Bailly after he was sent off in Marseille’s French Cup match for kung-fu kicking a fourth division opponent CHEST – new take him to the hospital!
- Eric Bailly was sent off in the 15th minute of Marseille’s cup game with Hyeres
- He was shown a straight red card after catching his opponent in the chest
- The fourth division player was seriously injured and had to be taken to the hospital
- Fans criticized Bailly on social media for his dangerous challenge
Manchester United loanee Eric Bailly was sent off for Marseille after catching an opponent in the chest with a kung-fu kick in a French Cup match against fourth division side Hyeres.
The incident occurred in the 15th minute when Bailly and Moussa N’Diaye tackled a bouncing ball. Bailly was just beaten to the ball and couldn’t stop his momentum as he collided with N’Diaye, kicking him in the right side of his chest.
With his opponent flat, the referee had no choice but to show Bailly a straight red card. The Ivorian defender has earned himself a reputation during his six years at Old Trafford for digging from the sublime to the ridiculous, and one fan has pointed out on social media that Bailly’s latest challenge is highlighted that he has not changed.
Eric Bailly was sent off for catching Moussa N’Diaye in the chest in their French Cup game
The referee had no choice but to show Bailly a straight red in the 15th minute
‘Eric Bailly doing Eric Bailly things,’ they wrote alongside a facepalm emoji.
N’Diaye was attended to on the pitch and later taken in an ambulance to hospital for further evaluation of his condition.
One supporter said a red card was not a big enough punishment for Bailly’s tackle.
‘Lucky not to get arrested for that,’ they say.
N’Diaye had to be taken in an ambulance to hospital after Bailly’s wild challenge
Another fan also seemed concerned for N’Diaye, writing: ‘The same Eric Bailly who just got a straight red for putting his boot on the chest of a Hyeres player. It looked like he had literally broken his ribs.’
Meanwhile, other fans saw the funny side of Bailly’s misfortune when he mistimed his tackle.
‘Hold me Eric Bailly will never not be funny,’ added one supporter.
‘Eric Bailly direct red card LMFAO,’ another wrote.
Bailly will now have to see if he will face a lengthy suspension for his challenge.
His season at Marseille has not gone to plan so far, as he has been limited to just six Ligue 1 appearances.
The French giants are under an obligation to buy him from United in the summer if certain conditions are met.