- Oct 21, 2010
Well I would say he did. Getting the ball is irrelevant. That's why it doesn't say;Did Virgil use “excessive force or brutality” or did he simply win the ball and the other player happened to be there to suffer his follow through? There is, in my opinion, a huge difference between the two challenges: Virgil was aiming for the ball; Kompany wasn’t.
Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force or endangers the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play unless he touches the ball first.