BT Sport try to get Papiss Cisse banned in spitting incident
Headline tomorrow could well be about the Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans incident.
A shocking match tonight saw what looked to be going to be a goalless bore draw end in a boring 1-0 win to Manchester United.
A late Tim Krul mistake with a minute to go saw him play the ball direct to Ashley Young inside the box, his low finish into the bottom corner sealing the game.
The Dutch keeper though furious at Mehdi Abeid who gave him the ball when under pressure.
However, the press are sure to be all over the first half incident between Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse and Manchester United’s Jonny Evans.
There was a tangle of legs between the two players and the TV footage clearly showed Evan spit at the Newcastle striker, Cisse clearly furious and remonstrating with the former Sunderland defender.
However, at half-time the BT Sport pundits (lynch mob) directed all their fury at Papiss Cisse, claiming he spat at Jonny Evans. While Cisse clearly wasn’t happy, it was inconclusive as to whether he had actually spat back at Jonny Evans in retaliation.
However, Steve McManaman was adamant it was all Cisse’s fault, whilst Paul Scoles was embarrassingly biased with his reaction.
The former Manchester United midfielder slated Papiss Cisse and said he deserved any punishment that came his way BUT despite the clear TV evidence he stated that there was no way Jonny Evans had done anything wrong because he knew him so well, he was sure he would never do anything like that!
Interesting to see what develops and my bet would be that, rightly or wrongly, both players will end up with a ban.
What Newcastle would then do without their only striker is anybody’s guess.
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