Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after they caught wind of a brutal challenge on Miguel Almiron last night, when a 20-second clip of the incident was tweeted.
The Magpies attacker – who cost us £20 million from Atlanta United – was playing for Paraguay against Peru on Thursday evening in what was a World Cup qualifying match for his country.
However, one incident saw Almiron absolutely wiped out by a tough challenge from a member of the Peru side.
With the Newcastle forward in full flight while dribbling with the ball, Almiron was stopped in his tracks by a hard tackle which saw a possible elbow thrown into his jaw.
At first glance, it looks like a standard body check from the defender, but a few more watches of the clip show an arm moved towards the 26-year-old’s face.
Thankfully, the Asunción-born playmaker was okay to continue. Having said that, it could’ve been a whole lot worse for our No.24, whose head can be seen jolting back in the clip.
The match finished 2-2, and Almiron takes on Salomon Rondon’s Venezuela next time out in another World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
For now though, let’s take a look at how the Newcastle fans on Twitter reacted to the brutal challenge…
Newcastle fans react to terrible challenge on Paraguay star Miguel Almiron…
Not happy 😐 pic.twitter.com/hTBHNLvhJ7
— Dan Hall (@TheDanHall) October 9, 2020
Surprised his head is still attached to the rest of him! Shocker.
— Kevin Henderson (@Kevhendas11) October 9, 2020
They even checked VAR and it stayed a yellow. Ridiculous.
— Kieran 🇮🇪 (@JokerNUFC) October 9, 2020
That’s terrible…. But good to see miggy in full flight.
Take note Bruce.
— The wee club in the North (@Margeandrews20) October 9, 2020
Red card all day.
— Jxsh (@JoStNa) October 9, 2020
Unreal 😳 https://t.co/SBF397Z1Bf
— Chris Bryson (@ChrisBrySprtSci) October 9, 2020