Exactly what purpose it serves only Jonny Evans knows, but the Manchester United player insists on continuing to walk the streets telling everybody he did nothing wrong when he spat at Papiss Cisse.

Maybe Evans’ therapist has told him that the more he denies it the better he will feel inside.

Whatever the reasoning, Jonny Evans now says it was simply a misunderstanding when he spat at Papiss Cisse:

“At that time in my mind, it was just a misunderstanding from Papiss Cisse.

“I have sympathy for him because I feel he was dragged into a situation that wasn’t really meant to happen, just unfortunate that both of us have got a ban at the end of it.”

More careful in the future:

“I was unaware that I had spat at the time and I’m sure in the future I’ll try to think more carefully about when I do spit, but I was totally unaware at the time that I had done it, so it might be difficult.”

“The manager was excellent, when the charge came in he just said ‘do whatever you have to do’ and left it at that.”

Jonny Evans needs to face facts, he was found guilty by the FA and no rational person having seen the TV footage thinks he is anything but guilty, apart from his family, Manchester United employees past and present, plus the red part of Manchester (and London, Torquay, Dublin….).

The TV audience thought it was disgusting behaviour by both players and now one of the sycophants that surrounds Jonny Evans needs to carefully explain to the player that every time he opens his month he’s making himself look ever more foolish.