Sunday, March 31, 2013
Mulumbu sorry for booting ball at O'Neil
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.
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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.
— Youssouf Mulumbu (@mulumbuofficial) March 30, 2013
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.