“Jozy reacted stupidly. I’m not going to defend my player. He’ll be disciplined because of it. It’s not acceptable. In a big, big game, he’s let his teammates down.” – Hull manager Iain Dowie.
“We all do things in the heat of the moment on a football pitch. Alan Hutton was a bit silly to throw the ball at Altidoreâ€™s back, but that wasnâ€™t going to hurt him. The letter of the law is apparently that if you throw the ball then it is a red card, but that, for me, doesnâ€™t warrant the same punishment as a headbutt. Itâ€™s a good job that Hutton managed to get out of the road as much as he did, but he has still ended up with a cut eye, a smashed nose and a chipped tooth. He was close to having really serious facial injuries. In a way, he was lucky because it could have been far, far worse and he could have been in hospital now. The last thing you want is somebody to headbutt you â€“ thatâ€™s GBH, not a sending off.” – Sunderland boss Steve Bruce.
Footage of the most contentious incident from Saturday in the Premier League can be seen here.