When it rains, it pours.
Sunderland’s manager David Moyes has been handed a one-game touchline ban by the English Football Association after being sent off in the final stages of his sides 1-0 EFL Cup defeat at Southampton last week.
He will not be on the sidelines for Sunderland’s trip to Bournemouth this Saturday, as the Black Cats look to grab their first win of the season after equaling the worst-ever start in PL history with no victories through their opening 10 games of the campaign.
In the incident in question, Moyes, 53, swore at an official after his team weren’t awarded a penalty kick int he closing stages of the game. He accepted the FA charge as well as confirming his actions to the media directly after the game.
Here’s what the FA said about Moyes’ suspension, as his one-game suspension doesn’t bode well for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho who has been charged by the FA after being sent off against Burnley this weekend.
David Moyes will serve an immediate one-match touchline ban after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty.
The incident happened in or around the 90th minute of Sunderland’s EFL Cup fixture at Southampton on 26 October 2016.
As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine.
All in all, could it get any worse for Moyes?