Bulgarian star sent off for cowardly crunch tackle

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Oud-Heverlee Leuven defender Ivan Bandalovski was sent off for a disgraceful mistimed tackle in the 90th minute of Sunday's Belgian Pro League clash with Standard Liege.

With his side 1-0 down in the closing stages of the match, the 26-year-old Bulgarian international let his frustration boil over, and was given his marching orders after a cowardly crunching challenge from behind on Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.

Bandalovski receives an automatic two-game ban from the Belgian Football Association, meaning he will miss upcoming ties against Lokeren (August 24) and Cercle Brugge (August 31).

The full-back must also pay a fine of 400 euros, for his act of dangerous foul play, which should deter him from committing any future tackles of that nature which could result in further disciplinary action.

Watch footage of Ivan Bandalovski's blind side high foot lunge in the video above, and have your say on whether you think the player received a strong enough punishment in the comment box provided.

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