MADRID (Reuters) – Real Sociedad coach David Moyes has been banned from the touchline for two games by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) following his sending-off in Wednesday’s King’s Cup game at home to Villarreal.
Moyes made light of his first dismissal since taking over in San Sebastian in November by leaping over a fence into the stands to watch the rest of the match before accepting an offer of crisps from a girl sitting behind him.
He was cautioned for protesting a decision in the last 16, second-leg match and was booked again and sent off for complaining about an offside with around 10 minutes remaining. Villarreal held Sociedad to a 2-2 draw and advanced to the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.
Moyes was suspended for one game for the sending-off and one for climbing into the stands, the RFEF said on its website on Friday.
“I shouldn’t have argued with the referee but I thought both of the decisions were incorrect,” Moyes told a news conference earlier on Friday ahead of Saturday’s La Liga game at home to Rayo Vallecano.
“But I left the dugout and I went to watch the game in the stands,” added the former Manchester United and Everton manager.