There is no place in any sport for spitting and, as Moyes has said, he will deserve whatever he gets. The problem is that these self imposed suspensions (and the talk is he will get a long one) punish the team. We are in dire straits with injuries so this is the worst timing possible. Whilst what Masuaku did is disgusting, I’m not so sure that it is worse than deliberate elbows to the head (which could cause serious physical harm – a wrong blow to the temple…).
Perhaps this ought to open the debate on spitting on the pitch generally, which players seem to do all the time. I can’t remember the last time I saw a match on tv without someone spitting. Slide tackles must be so much fun after that.
Like Arnie v Soton, Masuaku has made a huge mistake. He needs to make a sincere apology, serve his time and then be given a second chance.
He is a disgrace. If he has any self respect at all he should apologise to the player he spat at, apologise to Wigan, apologise to the travelling fans, his team mates, the club and veg the manager for forgiveness. We should then fine him double his wages for the length of any ban imposed then sell him without him ever getting near to wearing a West Ham shirt again. That should just about explain to anyone else the club will not tolerate that sort of behaviour.
Sorry, beg the manager for forgiveness, not veg him… that’s probably against FA rules too…
A fine of two weeks wages isn’t enough. He won’t be available for 6 weeks so should not be paid for 6 weeks.
Carroll hasn’t been seen. Why isn’t he and other injured players made to turn up to support their teammates? They get away with too much.
Agree. Carroll hasn’t got a foot to stand on….
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