Agbonlahor demands extended ban as 'dangerous' Jack Grealish image emerges from Man City
Nathan Collins deserves a longer ban than three matches after his “dangerous” tackle on Jack Grealish during Wolves’ 3-0 defeat to Man City at the weekend (17 September), according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed Collins’ challenge was “deliberate” and straight from the 1980s.
The 21-year-old was shown a straight red card just after half an hour into the game at Molineux.
He launched a kung-fu kick on Grealish as he tried to bring the ball down on the wing.
The Republic of Ireland international will now miss his side’s next three Premier League games, including away games at West Ham and Chelsea and the visit of Nottingham Forest.
But Agbonlahor has suggested a stricter punishment is necessary to stop it from happening again.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It seemed deliberate to me.
“This isn’t 1980 or 1990, you don’t jump in the air like that. You jump to head it, you don’t jump off the floor and use your feet like that.
“It looked like it was on purpose, for me. It deserved a red card and maybe deserves a longer ban.
“It was a dangerous tackle and it could have really injured him. It was a very bad tackle.”
The Mirror reported on Sunday (18 September) that Collins waited for 25 minutes after the game to personally apologise to Grealish who accepted the apology.
The 26-year-old scored his first goal of the season after 30 seconds at Molineux and now has 11 goal contributions in 45 games for City.
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