Sport : Football

Johnson: Spitters deserve longer ban

4th February 2013, 03:19pm

Bet with SkyBet  Premier League. Click here to bet.

Popov should be banned for longer, according to Johnson

Popov should be banned for longer, according to Johnson

England defender Glen Johnson believes West Brom defender Goran Popov and any player guilty of spitting should be banned for more than three matches.

Popov was sent off during Albion's home clash with Tottenham on Sunay after spitting in the direction of Spurs defender Kyle Walker.

The Macedonian international now faces a three-match ban and Baggies head coach Steve Clarke confirmed the player will face disciplinary action.

But Johnson is calling for a longer ban to apply to any player who acts in such a manner.

"I personally think it should be more," the Liverpool player said. "You see some people receiving a red card for trying to make a genuine tackle.

"You do something like that which is disgusting. No man should be faced with that. Personally I think the ban should be more."

Clarke condemned the behaviour of the on-loan Dynamo Kiev player in the aftermath of Albion's fifth defeat in six matches.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Bet with SkyBet  Premier League. Click here to bet.

Football Videos

    Transfer Zone - 2nd August

    Transfer Zone - 2nd August

    02-August-2015

    The Transfer Zone uses the Football Manager database to look more in depth at transfer stories and situations. Tony Cascarino picks out possible striking options for Manchester United.

    Wenger denies Benzema link

    Wenger denies Benzema link

    02-August-2015

    Arsene Wenger says he is unaware of any talks with Real Madrid over a possible Karim Benzema move.

    Wenger denies Mourinho claims

    Wenger denies Mourinho claims

    02-August-2015

    Arsene Wenger denied Jose Mourinho's claim that his side abandoned their philosophy to win the Community Shield.

    Jose: The best team lost

    Jose: The best team lost

    02-August-2015

    Jose Mourinho questions Arsenal's tactics after they beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley.

    Sky Bet

      • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

    Facebook Favourites