Nani's horror tackle on Stiliyan Petrov brings back memores for Martin O'Neill

13 February 2010 11:12
Nani's two-footed challenge on Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov  brought back unpleasant memories for Martin O'Neill.

'I know the old players, particularly defenders, when they doafter-dinner speeches will say 'we waited for this boy coming and thenwe kicked him to death and then we passed him on to someone else', andit all gets a good laugh,' said the Villa boss. 'But I think the gameis better now.'

Ironic that FIFA's clampdown on violent tackles was meant to protect the likes of Nani

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Source: Daily_Mail