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Bromley boss feared for Rotherham winger after X-rated tackle sees straight red card

Bromley boss Andy Woodman feared for Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene after Haji Mnoga’s X-rated tackle sees a straight red card.

The National League side’s manager felt it was ‘looking bad’ for the Republic of Ireland international after being cleaned out by a horrible lunge from the Pompey teenager in Saturday’s FA Cup clash at the New York Stadium.

Mnoga was given his marching orders six minutes after coming on after the break, as his loan stay with Bromley goes from bad to worse.

Ogbene was also forced off following the incident, putting his participation in of Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers in doubt.

There was no attempt from Woodman whatsoever to defend his own player for the challenge after the game.

The Bromley boss instead stated he was worried about the condition of Ogbene following the reckless tackle.

Woodman told the Rotherham Advertiser: ‘I was just relieved that the boy got up. It was looking bad at one point.

‘It was a red, there is no doubt about that.’

With Rotherham already 2-0 up at the time of the sending off, Millers boss Paul Warne felt his opponents being reduced to 10 men ended the game as a competition.

Warne stated he believed Mnoga ‘lost control’ when executing the Ogbene tackle.

He said: ‘With the sending-off, the game was sort of over. Overall it was a really professional performance. We could have scored more goals.

‘I don’t think anyone is complaining about the red card. The player did lose control.’

Twitter users gave their reaction as the Bromley boss feared for the Rotherham winger after that X-rated tackle sees a straight red card…

@stuessexmiller: I think Oli Rathbone looks a bit upset here #rufc

@cal_rufc: absolutely disgusting challenge, but look at rathbone, i fucking love the guy ❤️

@PhilCartwright0: The people banging on that Mnoga should be in the first team have gone awfully quiet. His judgement is appalling and he won’t make it as a professional unless he stops jumping into challenges giving away at least a pen or massive opportunity every game

@arran_n: That’s a fucking brilliant tackle, love to see it

@GeorgeButler__: Games gone soft

@mrandrewmoon: Probably not worth appealing that one from Haji Mnoga

@SimmoRichatd: Wow what a shocker!

@camlingg: Christ almighty

@Jordan16093588: Got the ball Ref

@The_Dark_Horse: What is it with Portsmouth fans, thinking this challenge is OK? Either they don’t know the sport or they are just very thick. As for the Swillsborough crew, who cares?

@ling_rich: leg breaker

@Christo48151641: Lucky we have not lost him long term again.

@_ae19_: Reyt tackle that

@WISEASS99: Didn’t realise until I took a second look. That’s Hadji doing what he normally does, but this time so bad a straight red. That’s why he isn’t at Pompey in case anybody who thought he would be good for us.

@burdy101: That’s not even close to a tackle, it’s an assault.

@TommoTommazzi: Give Ollie Rathbone a 10 year contract NOW……. everything we need in a midfielder is here in a 20 second clip…..

@nmtfish: Awful challenge could’ve quiet easily broke the lads leg/ankle. Good to see MOST Pompey fans agree it was a bad challenge. We all like a hard tackling player…but it’s only good to see when it’s fair. Reckless challenging like this will end a players career eventually.

@pfc_harry: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 he’s fucking lethal

@kevjohnson77: Awful challenge, fair play to their manager checking on chieo as he walked round

@_IrufcI_: Look at Rathbone the fiery bastard, my midfielder

@Natalie30163876: Jesus christ that made my stomach flip. I’m just glad chio is OK thank god. Great rea tonight from ollie. You just can’t help but love the guy

@TheMailmanUk: Love how people are saying it’s a great tackle until there on the receiving end and demanding a free kick and the player sent off for it

@capfc11: Number 18 acting like their player just been hit by a truck!! Would like to see it from a closer angle, just looks strong and not sure it was two footed as some have said


Rotherham comfortably beat 10-man Bromley with a 3-0 victory in the FA Cup first round after both sides headed into the game with unbeaten runs stretching back to mid-September.

On this occasion, it was the Millers who showed their Football League class, with goals before the break from Ben Wiles and Freddie Ladapo effectively ending the contest.

Bromley should’ve opened the scoring when George Alexander was slipped through, though his initial shot was pushed away by Viktor Johansson and Wes Harding dove in to deny James Alabi a tap-in.

The game’s first piece of quality saw Rotherham go 1-0 up in the 43rd minute. Chiedozie Ogbene’s ball inside was dummied by Ollie Rathbone and Wiles lashed into the top corner from the edge of the box.

The lead was doubled two minutes into stoppage time, with Ladapo poking in from close range after Richard Wood had flicked on Shane Ferguson’s corner.

Bromley’shope of any comeback was ruined when half-time substitute Haji Mnoga was sent off for a wild tackle on Ogbene in the 50th minute, as seen above.

Will Grigg rounded off the scoring in the 80th minute as he smashed in Tolaji Bola’s cross.

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