Newcastle boss accuses his own player of getting sent off on purpose 5 years ago

Newcastle boss accuses his own player of getting sent off on purpose

Newcastle manager John Carver has accused defender Mike Williamson of getting sent off on purpose against Leicester City earlier today.

Newcastle's 3-0 defeat was their eighth loss in a row, and Carver feels that the veteran centre-half wanted "an easy way out" in an astonishing attack.

"I thought he'd done that on purpose - it looks like he did," Carver said.

"The ball was off the pitch - he had no need to make the challenge. He will miss two games. Is it an easy way out?"

He went on to attack the rest of his players, and described the performance as 'minus 10'.

"On a scale of one to 10, it [the performance] is a minus 10," he added.

"I can't accept it. I wish the players had as much determination and fight as I had. We can talk about systems and players but if we're not willing to compete, get your head onto the ball and risk getting an injury, you won't get anywhere."