West Ham United star Arthur Masuaku posts apology to fans on Twitter

West Ham United's French defender Arthur Masuaku (L) is shown a red card by referee Chris Kavanagh during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham...

West Ham United lost 2-0 to Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

West Ham United's French defender Arthur Masuaku (L) is shown a red card by referee Chris Kavanagh during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham...West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku (L) is shown a red card by referee Chris Kavanagh

West Ham United crashed out of the FA Cup in the fourth round on Saturday afternoon as they were beaten 2-0 away at League One side Wigan Athletic.

The Hammers edged past Shrewsbury Town in the last round after a replay, and were faced with another League One outfit as they travelled to take on Wigan.

West Ham United's French defender Arthur Masuaku walks down the tunnel after being shown is shown a red card by referee Chris Kavanagh (not pictured) during the English FA Cup fourth round...

After initially drawing 0-0 with Shrewsbury, West Ham couldn't even manage that this time, losing 2-0 at the DW Stadium as Will Grigg pounced to score twice in a superb win for the Latics.

West Ham are now out of the competition, and fans have been particularly frustrated with left back Arthur Masuaku, after he was given a straight red card against Wigan.

Masuaku was given his marching orders for spitting at Wigan playmaker Nick Powell, in a frankly absurd moment which cost his side any chance of getting back into the game.

Arther Masuaku of West Ham United receives a straight red card for spitting during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at DW Stadium on...

After the game, manager David Moyes was furious with the Frenchman, telling Sky Sports that Masuaku's actions were 'despicable', adding that West Ham will reprimand him on top of the ban he will receive.

Now, Masuaku has taken to Twitter to offer an apology to West Ham fans, noting that he wants to win back the trust of Moyes, adding that it was totally uncharacteristic of him and he has learnt from his first ever red card.

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