Axel Witsel (Standard Liege) breaks Marcin Wasilewski’s (Anderlecht) leg

Anderlecht’s encounter with Standard Liege yesterday evening was eagerly anticipated in Belgium, but the most notable incident of the 1-1 draw will likely be replayed on YouTube videos for years after Axel Witsel committed one of the most disgraceful challenges ever seen on a football pitch.

Witsel crashed down on Marcin Wasilewski’s right leg and from the video below it is fair to say that the Polish right back may never play football again. (Wasilewski had been linked with Hull last week.)

The Standard Liege attacking midfielder, who has long been tipped as a player to keep an eye on, received a straight red card in the 26th minute of the match.

Video of Axel Witsel breaking Marcin Wasilewski’s leg can be seen here. (Not for the faint of heart.)