The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Friday slammed Real Sociedad manager David Moyes with a two-match touchline ban after he was sent to the stands during Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match.

Sociedad were knocked out of the competition that night by Villarreal as Moyes was dismissed by referee Carlos Velasco Carballo after gesturing that the official needed glasses, and the former Manchester United boss was seen politely declining the offer of a crisp from a fan after climbing into the stands to watch the rest of the 2-2 draw.

Moyes’ actions have now attracted retrospective sanction with Moyes banned for one match for his dismissal and one for climbing into the stands.

His side had lost the first-leg 1-0 and exited the competition after the second-leg ended even.

Carlos Vela equalised for Sociedad after Gerard Moreno’s opener before Giovani Dos Santos put Villarreal 2-1 up on the night. Esteban Granero equalised for Sociedad 15 minutes from time, but soon after Moyes lost his temper and was shown a red card.

As a frustrated Moyes watched from above, Mateo Musacchio was sent off for Villarreal, but the damage had already been done and the Yellow Submarine went through with a 3-2 aggregate win.


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