The European Football Association (UEFA) announced the suspension of West Ham coach David Moyes for one match, and Declan Rice, the captain of the team, for two matches, after the incidents that took place after the defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt in the German League in the European League.
“UEFA” stated that Moyes will be suspended for one match due to his unsportsmanlike behavior, while Rice was suspended for two matches for insulting the referee in the second leg of the semi-final that West Ham lost last month.
The British news agency “BA Media” reported that Moyes received a direct red card from referee Jesús Gil Manzano for throwing the ball at the ball carrier, while Rice accused the Spanish referee of corruption after West Ham lost 1-0 in the second leg in Frankfurt. The sum of the home and away matches is 1/3.
The cameras of the American “Fox Sports” channels captured Rice’s statements towards Manzano, who was in the tunnel leading to the locker rooms at the end of the match, and these clips were circulated on social media. The 23-year-old said: “Referee, referee, the performance was poor, throughout the match, it was bad.”
He added, “Honestly, how can you be this bad? Maybe you got paid for this… corruption.” West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell was sent off in the 19th minute for pulling on Jens Peter Hauge while attempting to go towards goal. Initially, the player received a yellow card, which was updated to the red following the intervention of the video assistant referee (VAR).
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