“It should have been a red card” – Belgium boss unhappy referee didn’t send off Chelsea player in Champions League final

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Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has claimed Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger should have been sent off during Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League final victory over Manchester City.

Manchester City midfielder and Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne fractured his nose bone and eye after a collision with Rudiger.

Martinez said: “For me, Rudiger is very, very fortunate. When you look at the replay, there’s no clash of heads.

“He’s properly leaving the shoulder against Kevin. He seems concussed and we will see the state of that. But that leaves a sour taste, because Rudiger’s holding his head, it’s almost that he wants to show that he’s hiding something.

“For me, it was excessive force and it was reckless. And it should have been a red card. Kevin is not a player that goes down for no reason. You can see the pain and it’s a swollen eye.”

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