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International exile continues for De Jong over Ben Arfa attack.

November 5th, 2010 | 30 Comments |

Nasty Nigel doing what he does best.
Nasty Nigel doing what he does best.
Manchester City’s midfield hatchet man, Nigel De Jong, has been once again been omitted from the Netherlands team by manager, Bert Van Marwijk for their game against Turkey on 17th November.

Van Marwijk’s refusal to select the player could possibly for his complete lack of contrition over his assault on Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa, which left the player with his leg broken in two places, and out of action for several months in what was only his fourth game for the Magpies.

Speaking of his meeting with De Jong after the incident, Van Marwijk said:

“We had a talk but it was not a good talk” (more…)