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Cavin Johnson questions Michael Morton PSL charge following Hellings Mhango spitting incident

Posted: 17 October 2017 Time: 10:45

AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson is hoping a "printing error" is to blame for Michael Morton's PSL charge.

Morton will attend a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after 'offending the dignity' of Bidvest Wits striker Hellings Mhango.

The PSL is charging both players with misconduct after they clashed in a league game at Princess Magogo Stadium on September 20.

Morton was sent off by referee Eksetsang Setloboko late in the match for retaliation when he shoved Mhango to the ground after the Malawian spat in his face. Mhango escaped the flashing of a card from Setloboko.

The league sent out a statement last week, which gave Morton the impression he is accused of spitting at Mhango.

Part of the statement reads: 'BIDVEST WITS and GABADINHO MHANGO:
Mr Mhango has been charged with misconduct for allegedly offending the dignity of Amazulu FC player, Michael Morton following an alleged spitting incident on 20 September 2017 at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

'AMAZULU FC and MICHAEL MORTON:
Mr Morton has also been charged with misconduct for allegedly offending the dignity of Bidvest Wits FC player Gabadinho Mhango, following a further alleged spitting incident on 20 September 2017 at the Princess Magogo Stadium.'

Johnson is puzzled by the affair.

"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," said Johnson.

"For me he should be, what do you call it? How do you say it? 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."

Morton will serve the second instalment of a two-match ban for his red card in tomorrow's visit of Polokwane City to KwaMashu, Durban.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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