Salomon Rondon being consoled by Alan Pardew.

Stan Collymore's assessment of the Rondon & McCarthy incident is just disgraceful

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Football fans were rightfully shocked by the awful scenes at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

Everton's James McCarthy was on the receiving end of a horrific injury, suffering a double leg fracture in the second half.

The horrific incident stemmed from the Irishman making a heroic block to prevent Salomon Rondon from scoring, but the Venezuelan's kick on his leg done some dreadful damage.

Of course, no blame is being laid at Rondon's door, with the former Zenit St Petersburg man visibly distressed at the whole ordeal.

In fact, he had to be consoled by Alan Pardew while medical staff were looking at McCarthy.

There were tears from Rondon and when you've accidentally caused such a horrific injury to a fellow professional, they're completely understandable.

Well, unless you are Stan Collymore.

The often controversial pundit has weighed in with his views on the issue and it's safe to say he has not held back. All in all, they're pretty disgraceful.


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“Salomon Rondon’s tearful reaction to James McCarthy’s awful injury was interesting - and it reiterated what I said a couple of weeks ago about the lack of physicality in the game these days,” Collymore said.

“Broken legs are part of football and always have been, and just as there was no blame on Rondon, so there was no need for any tears from him.

“It’s a tough game at times and I don’t want to see the West Brom no.9 now using what happened at the weekend to McCarthy as an excuse for any dip in form.

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“He must roll his sleeves up and move on.”

Lack of physicality? Really? It is only natural to feel tearful when you have inadvertently caused a colleague a serious injury, so to say it is unacceptable is just bizarre.

Football fans on Twitter picked up on his words and vented their rage at Collymore.


Had Rondon simply stood there showing no emotion, people would have much more of a case to judge his reaction.

Sometimes, you really have to question what goes through a pundit's mind.

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