United ace releases statement defending himself.
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has released a statement via the club’s official website insisting he did not spit at Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse in yesterday’s game.
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The Northern Irishman was seemingly involved in an altercation with the Senegalese striker, who was also seen spitting back at him, though it is unclear if he misinterprated Evans’ actions.
Evans’ statement reads: “Having woken up this morning I am shocked to have seen the media coverage from last night’s match. I would like to make it clear that I did not spit at Papiss Cisse.
“I was totally unaware of any spitting incident and had assumed that the issue at the time was with the challenge and his attempted retaliation to the tackle from the floor. During the game Papiss Cisse and I spoke about the incident and it is clear by my reaction in the television footage that I was totally surprised by any suggestion of spitting.
“It is not in my character or in my nature to spit at anybody nor is it something I have ever done or would ever do. It is certainly not something that I did last night.”