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Johnson: Spitters deserve longer ban

4th February 2013, 03:19pm

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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.


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