West Ham United full-back Arthur Masuaku has been under the spotlight over the last few days, and for all the wrong reasons.
The 24-year-old was sent off during the Hammers’ 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Masuaku was issued with a straight red card by the referee after appearing to spit at Nick Powell.
The Frenchman could be staring at a six-game ban for his actions, which were heavily criticised by his manager David Moyes.
On Sunday, Masuaku took to Twitter to issue an apology, in which he claimed that his behaviour was “totally unacceptable” and that he hopes that he can ‘win back’ the support of his teammates and boss.
— Arthur Masuaku (@ArthurMasuaku) January 28, 2018
The former Olympiacos player received more than 3,000 comments on the Twitter past.
One of those replies came from former West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, who left the East London outfit to join Galatasaray last summer following just one season at the Premier League club.
The 28-year-old expressed support for his former teammate, and seemed to subtly hit out at Masuaku’s critics.
It’s forget after you’re apologies ?? everyone make mistakes ! You still the best player from West Ham my brother , you stay the same good guy and professional , let the people talk ??
— Sofiane Feghouli (@sffeghouli) January 28, 2018