Whelan disgusted by Alcaraz

BY foxsports • November 9, 2011

Paraguay international Alcaraz spat at Stearman during the closing stages of the Latics' 3-1 defeat at Molineux to spark a brawl involving several players from each team. Referee Lee Probert missed the incident, but the Football Association decided to take action against Alcaraz. Alcaraz has accepted his FA charge and will serve an automatic three-match suspension, but he could face further disciplinary action from Wigan, with Whelan insisting he will back any punishment dished out by Latics boss Roberto Martinez. "That sort of behaviour has no place in football. It has no place in society," Whelan is quoted as saying in The Sun. "It is disgusting, a horrible thing to do and I was shocked. "I will back whatever punishment the manager decides to impose. "I cannot tolerate this sort of thing and it saddens me that a Wigan player is alleged to have done it. It is totally unacceptable." Meanwhile, Wolves captain Roger Johnson admits Alcaraz deserves everything he gets for committing the worst thing you can to do to a fellow player. "It's the worst thing a footballer can do to a fellow professional," noted Johnson. "It's dirty and he deserves everything he gets. It's there for everyone to see - he spat on him. "He'll be regretting it now and he's got to pay the consequences." Wolves boss Mick McCarthy revealed that Martinez apologised on behalf of the Latics. McCarthy said: "What happened is unacceptable. I have spoken to Roberto and he apologised on behalf of the club. "I don't think that is indicative of Wigan, of Roberto or Dave Whelan (club owner). They are lovely people, a lovely club, and I think he (Alcaraz) has just made a mistake. "I don't know where it came from but he's made a stupid mistake and got punished with a ban, and we all think that is right." McCarthy added: "Personally, I'd rather have a smack in the mouth than be spat upon. "It's the worst thing you can do to a fellow professional. He will be regretting it now and will have to take the consequences."


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