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West Ham's Arthur Masuaku Could Face Lengthy Ban For Spitting Incident

West Ham's Arthur Masuaku Could Face Lengthy Ban For Spitting Incident

David Moyes may have to do without Arthur Masuaku for longer than a usual three match suspension after the full-back received his marching orders for spitting at Wigan Athletic's Max Power.

The Latics caused an upset with the League One outfit dumping the Premier League Hammers out of the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 victory, this afternoon. But the game was marred by controversy, as Masuaku became involved in an ugly incident, which resulted in the defender being sent off.


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The 24-year-old Frenchman has drawn the ire of fans and pundits alike with his actions, today, with Chris Waddle calling for the former Valenciennes player to be banned for 20 games, while former Hull City boss Phil Brown branded Masuaku a 'disgrace' for his actions.

"It's an absolute disgrace," Brown said on BBC 5 Live. "David Moyes will be incensed by it.

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"I'm not sure what it was about but you've got to show at least some level of control."

While the Frenchman will receive a three match ban as a standard punishment for his sending off, the spit, should it be included in the referee's match report, will see Masuaku banned for another three games on top of that.


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Masuaku arrived at West Ham during the 2016/17 season and has so far made 39 appearances for the Hammers, scoring once.

What was going through his head today, though and what caused him to spit at Power?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, EFL, Wigan Athletic, Football, Premier League, FA Cup, West Ham United

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