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FA bans West Ham defender, Arthur Masuaku for 6 matches

The English Football Association has confirmed West Ham defender, Arthur Masuaku would be serving a mandatory six-game ban for spitting at an opponent.

The Frenchman who was reacting to a challenge from Nick Powell in the Hammers’ FA Cup loss to Wigan on Saturday.  Masuaku, 24, later issued an apology on social media, saying his actions were “unacceptable and out of character”.

He would be missing in action until West Ham would be hosting Manchester United at London Stadium on 18 March.  Hammers manager David Moyes already without a number of players because of injury described the incident as “despicable”.  “[Masuaku] will deserve everything he gets and he will get something he deserves from us,” he said.

The east Londoners are four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone and Masuaku will miss matches against Crystal Palace, Brighton, Watford, Liverpool, Swansea and Burnley.

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