SPORTSMAN'S LEAGUE - SNR AMATEUR DIV WEST LONDON SFC.......................1 Valtaro Wasteels...........2 (match abandoned 43 minutes)
The sickening double snap could be heard all over the pitch.
But if there was anyone in doubt about the extent of the West London SFC player's injury - his screams did the rest.
An ambulance raced on to the pitch as Zaadane lay moaning, but amazingly most of the opposition wanted to continue the game with Valtaro Wasteels leading 2-1 at the time.
"Don't get me wrong," said Valtaro manager, Luigi Farnesi, "everybody had sympathy for the boy.
"It was one of our players who was first to wrap a coat around him. But, had they been leading and one of our players got injured, it might have been a different story.
"I've been involved in football for 40 years, and I've seen this sort of injury in the past - and the game was concluded."
In fact, the match will be replayed with a date set for March - although it won't include Zaadane.
Last night he was in hospital awaiting the first operation on his shattered tibia and fibia.
"It was just a mistimed tackle, as your picture shows," said West London boss Colin-John Baptiste.
"They were trying to clear a corner, and Handi went in awkwardly. It certainly wasn't their player's fault."
Steve Bagnall, the other player in the clash, was apparently one of three Valtaro players who was all for abandoning the game along with the entire West London team.
Baptiste added: "He (Bagnall) was visibly shaken - you could see it on his face.
"It hadn't been a dirty game. These sorts of things tend to happen out of the blue."
For the record, Jawad Ziani had pulled a goal back for West London when his team were 2-0 down. But any thoughts of a comeback were soon overridden by Zaadane's shocking injury.