A CHELSEA fan account faced backlash after mocking Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen after he was left with a bloody nose following a horror clash.
The Belgian suffered a sickening KO, as Ajax delivered the first blow in this Champions League semi-final, when he clashed heads with team-mate Toby Alderweireld in the 32nd minute.
Rex Features Jan Vertonghen split open his nose after a horror collision with team-mate Toby Alderweireld
Vertonghen nutted the back of Alderweireld’s head as they jumped for a free-kick with Ajax keeper Andre Onana.
A Chelsea fan account tweeted a love heart emoji following a picture posted of the Spurs defender’s injury – and the disgusting jibe was met with great criticism, mainly from fellow Blues fans, with one branding it “disgusting”.
One said: “I don’t like Spurs and Vertonghen but that was a scene I didn’t like to see.”
Another said: “Worst fan channel.”
One commented: “That’s a bit much, even for a hated rival…”
Another commented: “You represent no one.”
I don’t like Spurs and Vertonghen but that was a scene I didn’t like to see.— Rhode Island Blues (@RI_Blues) April 30, 2019
Really, guys?— London Is Blue Podcast 🎙 (@LondonBluePod) April 30, 2019
that’s a bit much, even for a hated rival…— Лев Антонович (@youngcicero_) April 30, 2019
At first the centre-half was given a clean shirt and shorts and sent back on — despite Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz clearly asking if they had checked the player for concussion.
But moments later the groggy star walked unsteadily to the touchline before he then started retching.
Spurs could face a Uefa probe after the centre-half had to be helped off the pitch a minute after his brutal clash.
TV pundits and fans slammed Spurs for sending him back on.
But boss Poch said: “Our medical staff followed the protocol.
“I wasn’t involved, that was a doctor’s decision. We took him out because he didn’t feel well. He is OK now. We are more relaxed. I hope it is not a big issue.”
News Group Newspapers Ltd Jan Vertonghen had to be helped off the pitch after trying to play on