Never has there been a more appropriate finish to a career than Mark van Bommel’s.
The Dutchman’s 20-year professional career came to a close after his PSV side fell to FC Twente 3-1. The tough midfielder, known for his strong tackles, received a red card in the 71st minute after a vicious challenge on Duasn Tadic’s ankle. It’s hard to imagine van Bommel’s exit from the game any other way — well, other than with a win.
We’re thankful this tackling machine left us with such an emphatic exclamation mark on a fantastic career.