Bruce not impressed with the theatrics of Jan Vertonghen.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is coming under increased pressure as the Tigers’ poor Premier League form threatens to throw them into a surprise relegation battle, although the former Manchester United star had some harsh words for Tottenham Hotspur star Jan Vertonghen following his side’s 2-1 defeat at the KC Stadium this afternoon according to the Mail.
Hull winger Gaston Ramirez was sent off early in the second half with his side leading 1-0 in the North East, after what initially seemed to be a fairly innocuous coming together with Spurs’ Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen.
The incident was missed by the referee, but the linesman closest to the incident noticed a small kick out from Uruguayan international Ramirez on Vertonghen and felt that it was worth of a red card which turned the game on its head and allowed Spurs to roar back and win courtesy of a last gasp Christian Eriksen strike.
Vertonghen certainly seemed to make the most of the incident and Bruce felt that the former Ajax star contributed heavily to his man being sent off:
“Vertonghen is a 6ft 3in centre half but he has done down as if pole-axed. That can’t be healthy for the Premier League. It is creeping in and it’s disappointing. We are seeing incidents of players trying to get others sent off and it’s not healthy.”