Roma Loanee Sadiq Umar Cries Out For Referee Protection After Another Stellar Performance For NAC Breda

(L-R) Aaron Meijers of ADO Den Haag, Sadiq Umar of NAC Breda during the Dutch Eredivisie match between ADO Den Haag and NAC Breda at Cars Jeans stadium on March 10, 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

On loan Roma forward Sadiq Umar has cried out about defenders unfairly kicking him in their bid to stop him after winning another penalty in NAC Breda 2-0 win over ADO Den Haag over the weekend.


For the second game running, the Nigerian won another spot kick after he was roughly brought down in the box, and a week after his coach was sent off for protesting the decision of the referee in their win over Feyenoord, before he was finally awarded one, the striker has now voiced same worries.

Big, strong, quick and skillful, the 21 year old who has taken the Dutch Eredivisie by storm since his loan move in January feels he is not getting enough protection from referees during games.

” I have to be very clear with you, I am feeling pains all over my ankle region and also around my shin. The kicks I get from defenders is not helping me at all. Some protection from the referees will help me a lot”, Jololo as Sadiq is fondly called by friends told

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” Defenders are there to stop the strikers from scoring, that I know and the whole world knows it as well but it has to be fairly done. I am seriously battling with not enough protection from the referees “, he concluded.

Osas Mahawi