Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi wants Blaise Matuidi punished
to hit Blaise Matuidi with sanctions after the French midfielder’s
malicious tackle left him with a broken leg.
Onazi said that he is shocked that despite the protests from observers including Argentine legend Diego Maradona,
the French midfielder is yet to be sanctioned for the hard tackle on
him that tore his left leg tendon, by world soccer governing body Fifa.
Speaking in Brasilia after undergoing surgery on the injured left
leg, Onazi said what Fifa has done is not to respect the rules that they
themselves have set.
“The French side will announce to the world before a game that we are
very physical so that they can come and commit murder and get away with
it, yet Fifa will fold their arms and do nothing,” Onazi said.
“I am totally in tune with Maradona, who believes that the tackle on
me was worst that what Luis Suarez did to Italian Chellini.”
The energetic midfielder therefore called on Fifa to go back to
review the incident and mete out necessary sanctions to serve as a
deterrent to others.
“I want to please beg that Fifa should go back and watch the tape of
the game and apply necessary sanctions for the good of the game,
otherwise it’s Nigeria today, it could be another big country tomorrow.
Justice must be done,” he added.