Mark Van Bommel Sent Off For Nasty Ankle-Shredder In Retirement Game, Signs Off In Fitting Fashion (Video)

Chris Wright

13th, May 2013


By Chris Wright

Wily Dutch destroyer Mark van Bommel, 36, played in his final game before retirement for PSV against FC Twente at the weekend and signed off in the only manner befitting his long, distinguished and blood-spattered career: by shredding some poor bugger’s ankles with a late lunge and duly being shown a red card (second yellow) 20 minutes from the end for his troubles…

Van Bommel told reporters after the game: “I had expected the referee to be more lenient, considering it was my last game in my career.”

How truly fitting!

MVB’s finest tackle during his 21 years as a pro, you ask? Well, for us it’s simply got to be the time he took down Siena’s Franco Brienza like a blood-thirsty lioness bringing down a gazelle on the African plains…

Outstanding technique.