PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno has been branded a disgrace after injuring Heracles Almelo winger Oussama Tannane with a horror challenge.
The Mexican became public enemy number one after breaking the leg of Luke Shaw in last week's Champions League victory over Manchester United.
Shaw is set to miss the next six months after undergoing two operations on the double fracture, leaving United fans furious with the centre-back.
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With the tackle deemed fair by the referee, Moreno continued unabated and, adding insult to serious injury, went on to score a vital goal as the Dutch champions beat the Red Devils 2-1.
Moreno was quick to issue a heartfelt apology to Shaw, claiming he meant the England international no harm. He even visited Shaw in hospital; a visit he reportedly appreciated.
However, while he may reject the idea that he is a dirty player, Moreno has sparked more controversy after a horror challenge forced Tannane off the pitch.
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A loose touch from Moreno was pounced on by the Moroccan-born winger, but in his attempts to recover, the PSV star lunged in with his leg and caught Tannane square on the knee with his studs.
Tannane fumed: “I do not know if it was conscious, but he was just too late. I thought it was a disgraceful offence. Moreno also knows what he did last week.”
Amazingly, the referee did not even administer a yellow card to Moreno even though, on reflection, the tackle is worthy of a straight red.
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Tannane added: “He came with his outstretched leg on to my knee. If that’s not a card, I don’t know what is.”
Unlike Manchester United, Heracles at least left with the consolation of three points. Goals from Mar-Jan Fledderus and Thomas Bruns helped cancel out Luuk de Jong's opener to earn the Almelo club a surprise result.
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