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Tyrone Mings unrepentant over Kalajdzic foul VAR would have caught

England defender defends ‘streetwise’ forearm smash on Austria striker that would have meant a penalty and red card but for it being in a friendly

When Tyrone Mings describes his forearm smash on the Austria centre-forward, Sasa Kalajdzic, in England’s Euro 2020 warmup game last Wednesday, he makes no apologies for the cynicism, the lack of mercy. On the contrary.

“Football is very soft these days – you cannot get away with much,” says the Aston Villa centre-half, although he did get away with this. Austria were breaking up the left and when Kalajdzic makes his run into the area Mings stands his ground before throwing his left arm into his opponent’s face, sending him to the ground.

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