Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was left scandalised that a ‘rugby tackle’ that hospitalised striker Radamel Falcao with head and chest injuries went unpunished in their midweek 4-0 Ligue 1 defeat to Nice.
Falcao took a heavy knock to the head when he was caught in a sandwich between goalkeeper Yoann Cardinale and defender Paul Baysse.
Falcao had been chasing a bouncing ball which Cardinale punched clear from just inside his area.
But with the 30-year-old Colombian who rose to fame at Atletico Madrid still under observation in Monte Carlo’s Princesse-Grace hospital after scans to head and chest injuries, his Portuguese coach was fuming.
“In most places in Europe that’s a red card,” said Jardim.
“Referees should make sure that in these kinds of situations there is proper punishment. It was like a rugby tackle.”
Doctors including a neurologist will decide when he can return to action.
Monaco next play Angers on Saturday before hosting Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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