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Reading's Nelson Oliveira Has Finally Reacted To Tyrone Mings' Challenge And He's Not Happy

Nasir Jabbar

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Reading's Nelson Oliveira Has Finally Reacted To Tyrone Mings' Challenge And He's Not Happy

Nelson Oliveira has finally reacted to Tyrone Mings accidentally standing on his face, and it's fair to say he's not happy.

Last Saturday, Oliveira suffered a gruesome facial injury. He broke his nose after Mings landed on his face in a brutal collision.

The towering-defender, who's on loan from Bournemouth, will face no retrospective action from the FA.

Oliveira's since broken his silence and he feels Mings could have avoided making contact with his face.

"I won't say he did it on purpose," he said.

"But what makes me angry and have bad feelings is it's something that could've been avoided."

Image: PA
Image: PA

"It's not for me to judge if it happened on purpose. Someone else has to do that," he added.

"The only thing I can 100% say, and it's just my opinion, he could have avoided doing it.

"The best people to judge that are players as they know how people fall to the ground in challenges and move around the pitch in games.

"Everything happened so fast. My first reaction when I felt the impact was it was his knee. To stamp on someone's face is a very rare thing to happen in football.

"I'm very lucky it was just my nose that was broken. I could have been blinded and unable to play again or broken more bones in my face and jaw."

Oliveira, who's on loan from Norwich City, needed to go under the knife not to mention needing several stitches to close his lacerations.

Naturally, he's unavailable for Reading's Championship fixture versus Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Get well soon, Nelson.

Topics: Football News, Football, Reading, Tyrone Mings, FA, bournemouth, championship

Nasir Jabbar
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