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A Disgraceful Nigel De Jong Challenge You Won't Have Seen - Rapid Bucharest Versus Hamburg (2006)

One of the consequences of the inter-lull that is international football week is that those with a bee in their bonnet have that much more time to dig up dirt on those who they have a negative agenda with.

With that as the background, Manchester City's midfield enforcer Nigel de Jong remains public enemy number one after ending Hatem Ben Arfa's season last time out. In doing so, De Jong's previous horror fouls have all been dredged up as his charge book thickens. The collective mindset is to brand the Dutchman a thug, yet there is one area of De Jong's record which is out of sync with his bad-boy reputation.

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