Muscat called a disgrace by own fans
Kevin Muscat, Melbourne Victory’s captain since the start of the A-League in 2005, may have played his last game of professional football.
If he has, he will certainly leave football disgraced after two consecutive red cards, with his second in the Melbourne derby on Saturday a direct red for the crude tackle on Adrian Zahra, which has ended the youngster’s season.
And his remarkably stupid push during a successful free-kick by Carlos Hernandez could have seen him get a yellow card, which would have been sent off earlier.
People had a feeling Muscat’s hot head was about to explode again. Then in the 79th minute, Muscat exploded.
His tackle on Zahra was well away from the ball, and he unleashed a few words to the referee before and after his red card. He was jeered by the opposing Heart players, but he has been branded a disgrace by his own team’s fans.
His suspension will be longer than one week, and he’ll possibly be outed for the rest of the season. Some people have said he should be out for as long as Zahra, but that is unrealistic.
Anyway, Muscat will almost certainly retire at the end of this season. If he does, he will retire in disgrace. He will almost certainly be known more in the A-League as a player who ended his own career by nearly ending an opponent’s, rather than playing 600 professional games and captaining Victory to three grand finals, two premierships and two championships.
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