Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has blasted West Brom’s Goran Popov, red-carded for spitting at Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker on Sunday, and called for greater punishments for such offences.
The Macedonian faces a three-match ban after being sent off by referee Mark Clattenburg but the England international feels that the inhumane nature of the offence merits more severe consequences.
“Personally I think [the ban] should be more”, the England international opined to The Independent.
“You do something like that which is disgusting. No man should be faced with that.
“You see some people receiving a red card for trying to make a genuine tackle.”
West Brom manager Steve Clarke offered no defence for his charge after the game, declaring himself “absolutely disgusted” with Popov’s behaviour.