7 Oct 2010

Newcastle demand FA punish De Jong

6:00 am on 7 October 2010

Newcastle has demanded that the English Football Association take action against Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong over the horror tackle which left Hatem Ben Arfa with a broken leg.

The French winger suffered a double leg fracture in a crunching challenge from the Dutchman in Newcastle's 2-1 defeat at City on Monday.

De Jong has since been dropped by Holland after severe criticism from national team manager Bert van Marwijk, while Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has claimed that he should be banned for as long as Ben Arfa is sidelined.

Now Newcastle chiefs have asked the FA to investigate the incident, which the referee didn't punish.