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Alin Seroni banned for 16 games for horror tackle

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FC Viitorul Constanta centre-back Alin Seroni has been hit with a 16-match ban for a horror tackle which left Universitatea Craiova’s Nicusor Bancu with a broken leg, according to the Metro.

The tackle - which can be viewed by scrolling down this page - resulted in Seroni being shown his second yellow card of the match during the Romanian Cup clash.

But league authorities, concerned by the severity of the challenge, have handed the defender a 16-match suspension - ruling him out of action until April 2015.

Bancu out for months

Universitatea went on to win the match against 10-man Viitorul 2-1, but are expected to be without Bancu for a number of months.

It was certainly a reckless tackle. The defender was beaten for pace but foolishly opted to dive in on his opponent, who knew immediately that he had suffered a serious injury.

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Watch: Seroni's horror tackle

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Seroni deserved ban

While Seroni’s intention may have been to win the ball, he should have judged the situation better, and can have few complaints about the length of his ban.

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