MK Dons manager Karl Robinson believes Charlton Athletic loanee Yaya Sanogo should be "banned for the rest of the season" for elbowing his player Antony Kay on Tuesday and described some of the challenges in the tempestuous game as "borderline assault."
Here is the incident:
It was disgusting. He should be banned for the rest of the season.
He's clearly, off the ball, had a go and then a second one. Rob Hall too was clotheslined on the far side of the pitch. Some of the tackles were borderline assault. I was expecting to see the police in the tunnel at full-time.
I know it's about the fight and competing for survival in one of the most difficult leagues in Europe, but there has to be an element of control.
It's not acceptable. He could have broken his jaw. Their manager [Jose Riga] didn't shake my hand until we were in the tunnel either, so it ended on a bitter note for me.
Meanwhile, Riga was asked if he had seen the incident and replied: "Not yet, but he did something silly—apologised—so I suppose he did something. We don't need this in our situation, certainly not."
London24 Sport and BBC Sport captured scenes following the striker's elbow on Kay:
London24 Sport @London24Sport
#CAFC boss slams #Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo for stupid red card v MK Dons https://t.co/xLz277VQNx https://t.co/xk7YoirBeA2016-3-9 08:40:09
BBC Sport @BBCSport
Karl Robinson says Yaya Sanogo should be banned for the season over a 'disgusting' red card https://t.co/MRahearnH7 https://t.co/cT9ucwmyhn2016-3-9 10:18:55
The club's own Twitter feed criticised the 23-year-old for his actions:
Charlton Athletic FC @CAFCofficial
90+6 Sanogo has elbowed an MK Dons player off the ball. Senseless. #cafc #CAFCLive2016-3-8 21:37:33
Sanogo will be banned for three matches and miss Charlton's difficult upcoming games with promotion-chasing Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City.
His absence will undoubtedly be a blow for the Addicks, who are seven points from safety after the result.