Semi-professional footballer Mr Thomas was left with a serious knee injury after suffering a late and dangerous tackle during a Football Conference South match.

Mr Thomas was contesting a bouncing ball when an opposition player lunged at him with his studs raised, connecting forcefully with Mr Thomas’ right knee. The impact caused serious damage to Mr Thomas’ knee ligaments.

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Mr Thomas was left with serious ligament after being fouled by an opposition player

The match referee had a clear view of the incident and had no hesitation in immediately issuing the offending player with a straight red card.

Read the full details of his case here.