West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku has issued an apology on twitter, after being sent-off for spitting at an opponent throughout his sides’ 2-Zero loss to Wigan within the FA Cup on Saturday.
The Frenchmen reacted to a reasonably innocuous problem from Wigan’s Nick Powell at first of the second half with the ignominious motion, and was duly dismissed.
His supervisor David Moyes later declared the act ‘despicable’ and confirmed the membership would sanction the participant themselves, alongside the sure ban the 24-year-old obtain from the FA.
Whereas the left sided winger/wingback can’t undo what he has finished, his apology appeared real sufficient, and he appeared to simply accept all of the repercussions which might be destined to come back his means.
He conceded his unhappiness at having let his teammates, supervisor and training workers down, in addition to the followers and board of West Ham.
He additionally declared what his supervisor David Moyes had beforehand voiced, that it had been out of character, and supported this by confirming it was the primary purple card of his profession.
Whereas there’s by no means any excuse for such egregious actions on a soccer pitch, the incident demonstrated the rising frustrations which might be brewing on the membership.
Regardless of residing in 11th within the Premier League, United are solely 4 factors above the relegation zone, and followers have been imploring house owners David Sullivan and David Gold to make recent additions on social media and in particular person, within the face of their comparatively shallow, and not too long ago struggling workforce.
Earlier this month, Leeds ahead Samu Saiz was additionally convicted of spitting at a participant of their eventual defeat to Newport County in the identical competitors, and accepted a six recreation ban.