Date: 28th January 2018 at 11:16am
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Losing to Wigan Athletic, in the FA Cup 4th round, was bad enough but to suffer the humiliation of one of our own being shown a red-card for spitting could have serious ramifications.

Since the arrival of David Moyes, the West Ham career of Arthur Masuaku has come on leaps and bounds, to such an extent that he is now considered to be an automatic selection.

But, against Wigan, Masuaku let not only himself down but our fine club when he reacted to a challenge from Wigan`s Nick Powell, by spitting at the player.

The incident, minutes into the second half, saw the referee produce an instant red card.

The incident also enraged the Hammers boss, David Moyes, who talking to the media after the defeat, remarked,

‘He will deserve everything he gets and he will get something he deserves from us. It’s unacceptable.

‘It was despicable. I’ve not seen it from him. We like him, he’s a really good boy around the club. I’ve enjoyed him so I’d have to say it is out of character.’

The normal punishment for a straight red-card is a three-game ban but Masuaku can expect a far heavier ban than that with a precedent being set in another FA Cup tie earlier this season when the Leeds United player, Samu Saiz, was given a six-game ban for a similar offence.

Hopefully, Masuaku will apologise for his heinous and cowardly act.