What was up with Yohan Cabaye yesterday?
A frustrated looking Yohan Cabaye yesterday
In the first half he pushed a 9 year old ball boy away to get the ball, but then he was seen giving the lad a hug after the half time whistle was blown.
And then right at the end of the game – the season was over – he had a confrontation with Everton’s Tim Cahill, and Tim was given a red card and Yohan recived a yellow card.
An angry Tim Cahill, had to be dragged away from Cabaye, after the Australian had grabbed the French International by the throat.
We have to think it was frustration on Yohan’s part, as Newcastle did not play well yesterday, and we were beaten and outplayed – at least in that first half.
But we all do daft things at times, and the sensible ones come out and apologize for it, and that’s exactly what Yohan Cabaye has done, as he issued this statement last night:
“I would like to apologise for the cross words I exchanged with Tim Cahill which resulted in his red card and my booking on the final whistle.”
“It was unnecessary and, regrettably, the result of frustration and disappointment, all in the heat of the moment.” “It is out of character and for that I am sorry.”
“We have had a fantastic season at Newcastle United and already I look forward to next season, the Premier League and the Europa League.”
“Finally, a huge thank you to our fans who have been magnificent all season.”
It was not a good day at the office for Newcastle yesterday we know, and for the second season running we have not won the last game, and not played particularly well either.
But last season was still a magnificent one for Newcastle and we now look forward to an excellent transfer season for Newcastle this summer, and Alan says he will be bringing in at least three top players in addition to replacing any first team player that leaves unexpectedly.
Sounds good to us.