Belgium very nearly murdered Shane Long

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/541033896

Belgium recovered from a poor performance against Italy to beat Ireland with three goals and Shane Long with everything they could throw at him.

The referee somehow let Belgium abuse the Irish striker throughout the game, so they treated him like an unknowing participant in the Royal Rumble.

There were tandem decapitation kicks, flying body checks, and several Belgium players tried to sit on his shoulders while he was standing up. It was brutal, yet effective.

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/541031788
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/541029526

Hopefully Long’s teammates give him some space after this because he’s probably going to be looking to avoid physical contact for a while.

Shane Long’a yapılan bu harekette İrlanda penaltı bekledi, Cüneyt Çakır devam ettirdi. #IRL #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/6vj0lpGsvD

— Fanatik Video (@VideoFanatik) June 18, 2016