Absa Premiership

Amazulu's Johnson left baffled at Morton PSL charge

2017-10-17 17:09
Michael Morton (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson was left fuming after midfielder Michael Morton was charged with spitting at an opponent.

The former SuperSport United midfielder will have to attend a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after "offending the dignity" of Bidvest Wits' Gabadinho Mhango, according to the PSL charge sheet.

However, Johnson said he hoped it was a printing error that made it appear as if his player was being charged with spitting.

Morton was shown a red card for reacting angrily to what looked like a spit from Mhango in their 3-0 demolition of the reigning champions almost a month ago.

"I personally want to think that it was a printing error. I personally want to think that the person who wrote that was not thinking when he was writing that, because I don't see why they called him to the DC," Johnson was quoted by KickOff.

"For me, he should be a witness instead of being an accused. Right now he has been accused so I think firstly the person who did that made a big mistake.

"Spitting? He's laughing at it and he thinks the person who wrote an article or who printed the letter made a big mistake. I think he made a major mistake," said Johnson.

Morton will miss Wednesday's home clash against Polokwane City as he completes his two-match ban for the red card.

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