Newcastle United’s recent run of form was ended by West Ham United this weekend, as the Hammers beat the Magpies 1-0. However, the main focal point of the game was a strange red card for Moussa Sissoko.
The Newcastle midfielder, who wore the captain’s armband for the game, was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in a matter of seconds- 46 to be precise, just eight of those while the ball was in play. It was a very bizarre incident and it didn’t take long for many to suggest foul play, believing Sissoko may have deliberately received his marching orders.
Should their be any evidence to suggest this is correct then the Football Association will take serious action- but for now we can file it under conspiracy, alongside Area 51 and Adolf Hitler living in South America after the Second World War.
Eight seconds of playing time between Sissoko’s 2 bookings at West Han today! Must be a record?
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) November 29, 2014
— Tom (@tommessy) November 29, 2014
@NUFC I hope the club fine Sissoko 2 weeks wages, for his sending off today ? 2 silly yellow cards. He has Let everyone at nufc down today.
— malcolm hogarth (@malthecat) November 29, 2014
Embarrassing from Sissoko, Letting his club down like that.
— Tim Green (@TimGreenWHU) November 29, 2014
Sissoko should never wear the captain’s armband at Newcastle again after today
— Josh Shelton (@JShelton28) November 29, 2014
Hmm something very dodgy about the Sissoko sending off… Seemed extremely keen to go. Did he know someone with money on that?
— Chris Wilson (@ChrisWilson_90) November 29, 2014
Pathetic from sissoko, absolutely pathetic. Not what u expect from your captain #NUFC
— Graeme Dawson (@GDawson7) November 29, 2014
What Sissoko did smacks of a frustrated player in a losing team who isn’t playing well. None of that applies. He must just be very thick.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) November 29, 2014
Spot fix red card for Sissoko? Pointless first yellow and a very very quick second? #justsaying
— Michael Gillespie (@mickeythegoalie) November 29, 2014
What a pointless two yellow cards for Sissoko
— Matt White (@Matt_CAFC) November 29, 2014