Whitecaps FC defender Kendall Waston apologizes to fans on Twitter

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Whitecaps centre-back Kendall Waston is in hot water again, after his ill-advised tackle after the final whistle of Sunday’s match against the Portland Timbers.

Waston tackled Dairon Asprilla of the Timbers well after the final whistle and was shown a red card for his efforts.

Image: ESPN

Image: ESPN

Waston claimed that he couldn’t hear the final whistle, but I find that hard to believe.

My theory is that Asprilla continuing on with the ball after the whistle was seen as showboating, and Waston acted out of anger.

It was an undisciplined play from arguably the Whitecaps’ most important player. It’s the latest folly from a season full of undisciplined play from Waston.

Waston now has five yellow cards and two reds in just 11 games this season. This latest suspension will mark the third time he’s missed games due to disciplinary reasons this season.

Waston is a fiery competitor that plays on the edge, but he’s far too valuable to the Whitecaps to be missing yet another game due to a suspension. He’ll miss the next match in which he is available for selection, after he returns from international play with Costa Rica in the Copa America.

Waston showed remorse on social media today, apologizing for his actions.

Waston hasn’t played as smart as you’d like, but this is a classy move that hopefully refocuses himself for the rest of the season.

Image: Portland Timbers / Facebook

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