Kevin de Bruyne has been deployed as a key cog in the Manchester City midfield, flourishing in a deeper role as well, and this campaign has been a pure bliss for both him and his prestigious side, which remains unbeaten in the Premier League.
Amidst the absence of David Silva and consequent incorporation of Ilkay Gundogan alongside Fernandinho, De Bruyne operated in a more advanced role against Tottenham.
Regardless, being in his prime, the talented playmaker dissevered the opposition with his keen passing abilities and hawk-eye vision.
Despite being the fan-favourite and netting the second goal for his side to seize the invaluable three points, one terrible moment in the first-half might have marked a pitiable impression, and has definitely bagged a notable number of reactions from critics and supporters.
Whilst confronting for a ball on the touchline, the Belgian got pulled up by the officials. Subsequently, the 26-year-old seemingly turned to the linesman and asked him to ‘f*ck off’.
Furthermore, he unfortunately perpetrated it in such a way that his response was clearly caught on camera, and you apparently don’t have to be an expert lip reader to make out his words.
The intriguing fact, however, happens to be that the officials let him go unpunished, although such swearing remarks arising from footballers is a common sight. Nonetheless, the Belgium international evidently didn’t go unpunished on Twitter:
De Bruyne saying “fuck off” to the linesman. No card. High boot and kicks Kane in the face. Yellow. City are paying off the FA. Fact.
— Harry 🇰🇷 (@HarrythfcGeorge) December 16, 2017
Swear De Bruyne said “Fuck off” to the linesman? Shouldn’t that be a red? @FA
— Ewän (@ClinicalDele) December 16, 2017
So De Bruyne blatantly tells the linesman to F*+! Off and absolutely nothing happens. What happened to #Respect ? Players abusing officials should be booked. They are teaching a generation a lack of respect. #MCITOT
— Donald (@DonaldSutcliffe) December 16, 2017
— Dave Gregson (@dave_greg1) December 16, 2017
Written by Hritwik NE
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