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
"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.