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Zungu should be banned for as long as Parker is injured

Former Kaizer Chiefs star Bernard Parker fell foul to a reckless challenge from Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu that will put him out of action for some time.

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Kaizer Chiefs hero Parker sustained a sickening injury

Bernard Parker, a veteran of the PSL, appeared to break his leg in the 58th minute after an over-the-top tackle from Bongani Zungu. Zungu was immediately shown red by the referee after players responded in shock to the incident. 31-year-old Zungu, who hasn’t been a regular in Rulani’s team, appeared to be perplexed and disappointed by the decision. In the heat of the moment, perhaps he didn’t know what had happened and we can’t judge what his motives were when making the tackle, but it looked to be reckless behaviour.

Should Zungu now be handed a massive ban from football in line with the period Parker spends on the sidelines? It’s a theory, and it’s never going to happen, but how else will terrible tackles like that be stamped out of the game?

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Zungu after his horror tackle on Bernard Parker. Image Source: (@SABCSport/Twitter)

What are your thoughts on the issue? Should Zungu pick up a hefty fine? Please let us know in the comments section below this article, we’d love to hear from you.

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