Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse are facing bans for spitting on each other, and the Newcastle United man has already accepted the charges…
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has accepted the charges from the FA, and pleaded guilty to spitting on Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, according to the BBC.
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Cisse and Evans have both been charged with spitting, although the Manchester United man is yet to respond to the charges.
The Senegal international could potentially be banned for up to seven games, which would be a huge blow for Newcastle.
The 29-year-old forward has apologised for his behaviour, but hit out at Evans – accusing him of instigating the incident that led to his ban.
“I have apologies to make to a lot of people today. Firstly to my teammates and to our supporters, secondly to Jonny Evans, and thirdly to every football fan who saw the incident between myself and Jonny,” he said.
“I reacted to something I found very unpleasant. Sometimes it is hard not to react, particularly in the heat of the moment. I have always tried hard to be a positive role model, especially for our young fans, and yesterday I let you down.”
The club also released a statement, admitting the striker was in the wrong but supporting him as he made his apology.
“Both ourselves and Papiss agree that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable,” said director Lee Charnley
“When you do something wrong you have to front up, admit your mistakes and accept the punishment.
“Papiss was proactive this morning in making a full and heartfelt apology, which he did in advance of any notification from the FA regarding this charge.
“This was something he felt strongly about and we fully support him in quickly accepting the charge.”
Cisse’s ban for the incident would be six games, but he faces an extra game watching from the stands as he has already been banned once this season.
Evans has until 6pm Friday to respond to the charges, with the Manchester United defender also facing a ban of undetermined length.
No one likes to see spitting in the game, so hopefully both players get the bans they deserve.