Newcastle defender Jose Enrique wants Nigel de Jong banned for the challenge that broke Hatem Ben Arfa’s left leg.
The on-loan winger has been sidelined until March after suffering a broken tibia and fibula in a heavy challenge from Manchester City midfielder de Jong at the weekend.
De Jong, who has since been axed from the Holland team over the tackle, was not punished by the referee and Newcastle have now demanded the Football Association take action against the City man.
And Enrique believes the Dutchman should be out of action for the same length of time as team-mate Ben Arfa.
He told Marca: “It was a hideous tackle by de Jong.
“He’s one of those players who goes for the kill in every challenge. I hope they ban him for the five or six months that Ben Arfa will be out injured.
“It is not the first time he has seriously injured another player. He did something similar last season (to Stuart Holden during an international fixture against USA) and we all know about the boot in Xabi Alonso’s chest at the World Cup.
“It was a senseless kick, in the fourth minute of the game. The referee did not even blow for a foul and de Jong continued dishing out kicks to our players all afternoon.
“We are now left with just two wingers until the transfer window reopens in January. If that had been Wayne Rooney instead of Ben Arfa, they would punish de Jong and make an example of him.”
And Enrique has praised Holland coach Bert van Marwijk for axing the midfielder from his squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers.
He added: “It strikes me as a very good thing that he has not been called up to play for Holland.
“As far as I know he did not even come to our dressing room afterwards to say sorry.”