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Portland Timbers And LA Galaxy Duke It Out On Twitter Over 'X-Rated' Nigel De Jong Tackle

Portland Timbers And LA Galaxy Duke It Out On Twitter Over 'X-Rated' Nigel De Jong Tackle
By PJ Browne Updated

Last night, at the StubHub Center, MLS fans were introduced to the real Nigel de Jong.

The Dutch international joined LA Galaxy in January and has started all five of his new side's games so far this season.

In the 72nd minute of LA's 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers, de Jong affirmed himself as the player we know him to be when he put in a brutal tackle on Portland midfielder Darlington Nagbe.

It drew major criticism from fans.

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The Liberian-born US international was forced to leave the pitch in a wheelchair.

De Jong received just a yellow card for the tackle.

 

 

Sometimes you might hear a manager or player decry a tackle after a game. Portland went a step further than this. They called out Galaxy on their official Twitter account .

Galaxy responded, asking if it was Timbers owner Merritt Paulson tweeting. Portland found no humour in the response and labeled de Jong as a 'dirty player'.

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