Watch: Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse involved in spit controversy

by Sam Peoples

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse will be the centre of attention tomorrow regardless of the result tonight between Manchester United and Newcastle because of a spitting incident in the first half.

After getting entangled following a tackle, Evans spat suspiciously towards Cisse’s direction and in retaliation the Newcastle striker spat at Evans’ neck from six inches.

Did Evans spit at Cisse? The footage certainly seems to indicate he did and if the referee didn’t see the incident, then there could be retrospective bans for both players.

Spitting is disgusting and has no place in football, so what either player was thinking about is anyone’s guess.


With a big run of fixtures coming up, if Evans was to get a three game ban it would rule him out of the FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal and Premier League ties against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

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