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David Luiz Branded 'A Criminal' After Nasty Collision Resulted In Fractured Skill For Raul Jimenez

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David Luiz Branded 'A Criminal' After Nasty Collision Resulted In Fractured Skill For Raul Jimenez

A Mexican journalist has called Arsenal defender David Luiz a "criminal" and accused him of intending to hurt Raul Jimenez.

The Wolves striker suffered a fractured skull and was forced to undergo surgery after being taken to hospital following their horrific clash of heads at the Emirates on Sunday evening.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Luiz, who had blood gushing from his head, was bandaged up and played on until half-time before he was rightly replaced by Rob Holding.

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It was a completely accidental collision but bizarrely, reporter Guillermo Schutz took to Twitter to make some outlandish claims regarding the former Chelsea man.

Translated, his tweet, sent to 230,000 followers, reads: "David Luiz is a criminal in a soccer jersey. You only have to see the image to know the intention of this hitter for hire. Wishing a speedy recovery to Raúl Jiménez."

Jimenez, having been taken to hospital straight away after being stretchered off with an oxygen mask, has thankfully issued a promising update after being knocked unconscious.

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"Thanks for your support messages," the former Benfica man tweeted.

"I will be under observation and I hope to return to the pitch soon."

The incident has brought about discussions as to whether concussion substitutes should be introduced in the Premier League.

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Jurgen Klopp has backed the idea, as has Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, a former Benfica colleague of Jimenez's.

"I was very worried," Ederson said, as per The Guardian.

"It was an accidental clash, head-to-head. All the concern and care [for all players] is very important. It is a part of the body that is very fragile and needs special attention.

"When there is a blow to the head there should be a substitution whether the player can continue or not. You might be feeling OK at the time, but after the game you feel the consequences.

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"It wasn't an intentional blow, they went to compete for the ball, but we know the risks of a head injury. I hope he returns quickly and is back as soon as possible."

Topics: Football News, Football, david luiz, Raul Jimenez, Arsenal, Wolves

Josh Lawless
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