Moussa Sissoko apologises and will be hit financially as well
Moussa Sissoko has apologised to the rest of Newcastle’s players after his embarrassing sending off destroyed any hope of getting back into the match at West Ham.
The midfielder was booked for lashing the ball away in frustration, especially ridiculous seen as Newcastle were one down at the time.
Then only seconds later Sissoko made a reckless challenge on Andy Carroll, which even though the former United striker made a right meal of, could have even been a straight red and a three match ban – if it hadn’t been an easy decision for the ref to simply give a second yellow.
As well as missing tonight’s match at Burnley, the club have also made clear to Moussa Sissoko that he should pay a fine to charity, though the figure and the charity haven’t as yet been agreed.
“I am disappointed with him and have talked to him about what contribution he will be making towards charity.
“I don’t know which one yet and Moussa can decide – we’ve not discussed a figure yet. He has apologised to the squad because he knows he was in the wrong.”
“He shouldn’t have kicked the ball away, it was a stupid booking and the second one was pure frustration.
“It probably came from him feeling stupid about kicking the ball away so it was almost a self-inflicted second booking.”
Having been given the captain’s armband against QPR and the added responsibility, giving it straight back to the returning Tiote wasn’t the biggest vote of confidence in Sissoko who was the match winner against Rangers. In addition, little wonder Moussa Sissoko was so frustrated with a lack of movement and help for him at West Ham, something that was undoubtedly hindered by the woeful Gouffran somehow getting a recall and offering nothing to the team.
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