Martinez: Alcaraz must learn lesson

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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez expects defender Antolin Alcaraz to learn a lesson from his three-match ban for spitting.

The Paraguay international was suspended by the Football Association after spitting at Wolves' Richard Stearman in Latics' last Barclays Premier League game on November 6. Alcaraz explained that he was attempting to spit on the ground beside Christophe Berra, with whom he was arguing, but caught Stearman by accident.

Martinez has also pointed to other mitigating factors but both accepted the incident was inexcusable and did not contest the FA charge. He said: "It was a very unfortunate incident. It is a bit of a cultural clash as well."

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Antolin Alcaraz
Premier League
Wigan Athletic
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Wolverhampton Wanderers
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