There are bad tackles, there are horrific tackles, and then there's this. Vietnam defender Tran Dinh Dong was banned 28 matches after breaking Nguyen Anh Hung's leg with the following challenge.
Here's the GIF of the exact incident:
As reported by the BBC, the Vietnamese Football Federation issued a statement on the incident:
The punishment is meant to be a warning to players throughout the nation, where violent behaviour on the field has gradually become more popular.
Is a 28-Match Ban a Fair Punishment?
As awful as the tackle was, is 28 matches really a fair punishment? Have your say in the comments.