Eric Bailly Shown Red Card After Horror Tackle Sent Opponent to Hospital

Eric Bailly Shown Red Card After Horror Tackle Sent Opponent to Hospital

  • Eric Bailly received his marching order after a horror tackle against Hyeres player in a French Cup game
  • Moussa N'Diaye was immediately rushed to the hospital following the brutal challenge
  • Eric Bailly joined Marseille on loanfrom Manchester United earlier this season

Olympique Marseille defender Eric Bailly was shown a red card for a brutal challenge in their Coupe de France game against Hyeres on Saturday afternoon.

The Ligue 1 giants went into the game against the fourth-tier side as big favourites.

But Les Phocéens were reduced to ten men after Ivory Coast centre-back Bailly was sent off after a bad tackle on Moussa N’Diaye inside the opening 15 minutes.

Eric Bailly, Moussa N'Diaye, Marseille, Hyeres
Eric Bailly saw red for a horrific tackle while playing for Marseille on Saturday, hospitalising a Hyeres player. Credit: @eurofoot
Source: Twitter

In a video posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, Bailly channeled his inner Nigel de Jong with a shocking high boot to the chest of N'Diaye in the early stages of the game.

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The Manchester United loanee immediately received his marching orders from the referee without any VAR intervention.

What happened to N'Diaye?

N’Diaye, who plays for Mauritania national team, could not continue as he was stretched off and loaded into an ambulance and rushed to hospital.

According to RMC, noted by Get French Football News, the 26-year-old is currently stable but will undergo complementary tests in the hospital.

Drogba applauds Bailly's move to Marseille

Didier Drogba is delighted with Eric Bailly, who has left English Premier League club Manchester United to join French side Marseille.

The defender has moved to the Ligue 1 outfit on a season-long loan which includes a possibility of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Bailly started in just three Premier League matches last season, having fallen out of favour with every United manager since Jose Mourinho in 2017.

Bailly slams Manchester United

Eric Bailly has blamed favouritism for his struggles at English giants Manchester United, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The 28-year-old joined Olympique Marseille in the summer transfer window on a season-long loan following difficulties to get regular play time.

However, ahead of Marseille's UEFA Champions League clash against Tottenham, the Ivorian centre-back accused Manchester United of favouring English players.

Source: Sports Brief News