Molineux man accuses DW Stadium defender.
Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Richard Stearman has confirmed he was spat on by Wigan Athletic’s Antolin Alcaraz during his side’s crucial 3-1 win at Molineux yesterday.
The incident occurred in the 83rd minute and sparked a brawl involving several players from each team.
Referee Lee Probert took no action and it was initially thought that Alcaraz had spat at Wolves centre-back Christophe Berra.
“It wasn’t Berra, I’ll give you that, but I don’t think it’s right for me to talk about it at the moment,” Stearman said.
When he was asked if he was spat upon he replied: “Yes, but I’m not going to speak about it.
“I can confirm it happened and that it was me rather than Berra. I’ll let other people talk about it and let other people deal with it.
“I won’t push for anything, it’s one of those things – but it’s not nice.”
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy and some of his players were more forthcoming with their opinions on the alleged incident.
“Spitting is taboo if that’s what happened,” McCarthy said. “I only had it happen to me once and the player didn’t come too close to me for a long time after that.
“If it has been shown, that is unacceptable behaviour and anyone here who was spat at would act accordingly. If that has happened, he shouldn’t be doing it.”
David Edwards, who scored Wolves second goal, said: “That is out of order. That shouldn’t be brought into the game and hopefully he should be pulled up on that.
“I’m sure with the television footage as well, some sort of action should be taken.”