West Ham 3-1 West Brom

Mulumbu sorry for booting ball at O'Neil

March 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Youssouf Mulumbu has apologised for his petulance that led to him being shown a late red card in West Bromwich Albion's 3-1 loss at West Ham United on Saturday.

Youssouf Mulumbu sent off at West Ham
GettyImagesYoussouf Mulumbu is handed his marching orders late on at Upton Park

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During injury-time at Upton Park, Mulumbu reacted to a challenge from Gary O'Neil, with the midfielder frustrated at not being awarded a free-kick.

The Congo international proceeded to pick up the ball and kick it at O'Neil, which ultimately led to a dismissal from referee Andre Marriner.

Mulumbu, 26, wrote on his official Twitter account after the game, expressing his regret at his actions that he admitted were unacceptable.

West Brom were easily beaten by the Hammers, who took a three-goal lead thanks to a brace from Andy Carroll and a goal from O'Neil, before Graham Dorrans scored a consolation from the penalty spot.