‘I Didn’t Realise He Was Badly Hurt’ – Everton ‘Keeper Joel Robles Apologises To Kevin De Bruyne For Reaction To Nasty Knee Injury

Chris Wright

28th, January 2016



Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles has publicly apologised to Kevin de Bruyne after his reaction to the Man City winger’s injury during last night’s Capital One Cup semi-final at the Etihad.

Joel stood over De Bruyne and chastised him for play-acting following a seemingly innocuous collision with Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori in injury time. However, the Belgian left the pitch on a stretcher and was later found to have suffered knee ligament damage.

Suitably contrite, the Spanish stopper took to Twitter after the game to apologise for his conduct and wish his stricken opponent a speedy recovery…

Nice to see. Maybe if players didn’t feign and scream every time they fall over it’d be a bit easier to ascertain genuine injury as and when it occurs.

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  1. zeus says:

    Fair play to Joey. 99% of the time some little bitch is rolling around for ten minutes like he’s just trodden on a landmine when really he’s just had his arm brushed by another overpaid sissy. This just happened to be one of those relatively rare occasions when a player did have an injury inside of trying to time waste. (I doubt you’d get many other clubs players apologising if they were in Joeys position).

  2. Bert says:

    Let it be known De Bruyne hurt his knee while feigning the injury, as he fell on it awkwardly with his flopping. Watch the highlights and see for yourself.

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