Yaya Sanogo has gone from sort-of hero to villain after being shown the first red card of his career.
The on-loan Arsenal forward hit a hat-trick for Charlton in a game they went on to lose 4-3, and in last night’s 0-0 draw with MK Dons he was sent off in injury time for a nasty off the ball elbow on defender Antony Kay.
He drew criticism from Dons boss, Karl Robinson, who labelled the violent conduct ‘disgusting’ and called on the Frenchman to be ‘banned for the rest of the season’.
“He’s clearly off the ball,” said Robinson, who was critical of the Charlton approach overall, saying, “Some of the challenges were borderline assault. I know it’s about fighting and competing for survival in one of the most difficult leagues in Europe, but there’s still got to be an element of control.”
Charlton boss, Jose Riga, said, “He did something silly – apologised – so I suppose he did something.
“We don’t need this in our situation, certainly not.”
Sanogo will now serve a three match ban as the Addicks continue their fight against relegation. Silly boy.