David Moyes given two-game ban after Copa del Rey send-off


The Spanish football association has penalized Real Sociedad manager David Moyes with a two-match La Liga ban.

Moyes argued with officials about an offside call in his team’s 2-2 draw to Villarreal on Wednesday and was sent off with about 10 minutes left to play.

Prior to this incident, the former Manchester United boss had been cautioned to cease his arguing, and shortly after he criticized the officiating again, he was carded and ordered off the pitch.

Moyes didn’t take the casual path through the tunnel and to the locker room, though. Instead, the 51-year-old decided to leisurely enjoy some game-day chips with fans in the stands, and he hopped a fence to get there.

The RFEF reportedly banned the Scotsman one game for the send-off and one game for actually being in the stands.

[VIDEO: Moyes eats chips with fans after being sent off]

The Scotsman addressed media on Friday regarding his actions, per BBC Sport.

“I shouldn’t have argued with the referee but I thought both of the decisions were incorrect,” Moyes said.

“But I left the dugout and I went to watch the game in the stands. I am a football supporter as well and I wanted to watch the game with the supporters.

“I’ve been a supporter all my life. I go to a lot of football games and I thought the supporters were very good.”

Sociedad, now at 12th in La Liga, was knocked out of Copa del Rey with a 3-2 loss on aggregate to the Yellow Submarines.