Manchester United centre-back, Jonny Evans, has released a formal statement regarding the footage of him and Papiss Cisse from last night’s game.
The two were caught in an off-the-ball tussle which saw the Newcastle striker kick-out at the Northern Irishman, but the actions that took place after has caught all the media attention.
On camera, it appears that Evans spits at Cisse, which then causes the striker to spit back at the defender, an action that could see them both banned for up to six matches.
However, Evans has released a formal statement on the official Manchester United website and has denied that he spat at the opponent.
“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.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles