Former Manchester United boss David Moyes handed touchline ban

David Moyes

The Real Sociedad coach has been hit with a two-game sanction following being sent to the stands in midweek.

BBC News reports that former Manchester United manager David Moyes has been hit with a two-game touchline ban in Spain.

The Real Sociedad coach was sent-off during his side’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal in the Copa del Rey in midweek after remonstrating with the officials.

The Glaswegian was incensed when striker Alfred Finnbogason was ruled offside in the dying minutes of the clash and as a result of his protests was sent to the stands.

Moyes was videoed accepting a crisp from a fan, with social media coming alive in the aftermath.

The Sociedad boss was given a one match-ban for the dismissal and another game for scaling the fence that surrounds the pitch to watch on from the stands.

Moyes claimed his innocence after being given the sanction.

"I shouldn't have argued with the referee but I thought both of the decisions were incorrect," Moyes is quoted as saying by the BBC.

"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."

Moyes will now miss the games against Rayo Vallecano and Eibar as a result of his actions.

Since taking over at the San Sebastian club, Moyes has won three and drawn six of his 11 games in charge.

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