Marseille may look to sue Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong over the tackle that resulted in a double leg fracture for striker Hatem Ben Arfa, currently on loan at Newcastle United.
The incident in the Premier League game between Manchester City and Newcastle, which saw Nigel de Jong escape without even a booking, has created much controversy. Ben Arfa was stretchered off needing oxygen and the tackle has provoked stinging criticism of de Jong, with Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk even going so far as to omit the combative City midfielder from his international squad for the recent Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Now Jean-Claude Dassier, chairman of Marseille, has revealed that his club may look for further sanctions to compensate for the injury suffered by Ben Arfa.
Speaking to Telefoot, Dassier revealed that the Ligue 1 club is looking into possible further sanctions that may be taken against the Dutchman.
"We will file a complaint against de Jong," Dassier confirmed. "It's about getting rid of this type of individual from European grounds."
Dassier also revealed that Ben Arfa has already been in contact with his parent club, asking for medical help in his recovery, with the Marseille chairman revealing that the club will look to help him however they can.
"He asked our medical staff to help and we will do everything we can to help him obviously."