Jonny Evans has further disgraced himself and Manchester United.
Despite being found guilty after damning TV footage left nobody in anybody doubt as to his guilt, Jonny Evans still refuses to admit he did anything wrong.
Despite producing a load of meaningless character witnesses including his wife, former teammates and Manchester United club officials, the FA’s disciplinary panel slated Evans for his behaviour, which was reprehensive when he spat at Papiss Cisse.
The Newcastle striker was equally guilty for the spitting incident but at least showed some backbone by admitting he’d done worng, however Jonny Evans has continued to bring shame on himself and his club by continuing the pretence of innocence.
In his latest comments, Evans has dragged his parents into the debate, insisting if he’d been guilty of something he himself describes as ‘disgusting’ and ‘low and cheap’, he wouldn’t be able to face them.
You get the feeling that Evans must have been one of those annoying kids who when he misbehaved at school, would have his parents straight there claiming that their son would never do something like that, backing up their kid no matter what the teachers said.
Jonny Evans speaking to The Times:
“I did not have the intent to spit at an opponent, so when the FA charged me with that I could never accept it.
“To spit at anyone is one of the most disgusting things you can do, it is low and cheap. I would never think to spit at someone. You just look like an idiot.”
Meet the parents:
“I can totally understand there is an image around that, and in the British game and our society it’s not something that is accepted, and rightly so.
“But I was able to go home and look my mum and dad in the eye because if I’d genuinely spat at someone I think they would have been disgusted in me.”
Working on his problem:
“It’s not the background I come from in Northern Ireland. My mum and dad would have given me a rollicking if I had done that.
“In training this week I turned to spit and thought, ‘No, I can’t spit’ and tried to stop myself. So that’s something I’m trying to work on.”