The breaking news this morning is that the FA are reviewing last night’s match footage from the alleged spitting incident between Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse.
It is reported that if found guilty, teh Manchester United defender would get a six game ban, whilst Papiss Cisse would get an extra game, due to a previous ban – presumably a reference to his suspension following the elbow incident against Everton in December.
The news has been broken by Anton Toloui, who is a Sky World News sports presenter and news editor for Sky Sports News.
Using his Twitter account, Toloui out out the following:
“Just in: FA is reviewing match footage following Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans spitting row. More detail on.”
“Just to confirm – Jonny Evans will get a 6 game ban if found guilty of spitting, Papiss Cisse will get 7 matches due to previous ban.”
If found guilty, which is looking pretty much a certainty, the Newcastle striker would miss the following if the punishment was indeed seven games:
Everton (A), Arsenal (H), Sunderland (A), Liverpool (A), Spurs (H), Swansea (H), Leicester (A)
Leaving Cisse to face only West Brom and West Ham at home, with also QPR away which falls in between those two matches at St. James’ Park.
On top of a small squad and other injuries, this is the last thing any of us needs but if Papiss Cisse has indeed done what is alleged, then absoulutely no sympathy for him and he should be fined accordingly by the club.