WEST HAM have been hit with a double whammy after both Declan Rice and boss David Moyes were handed bans by Uefa.

The club’s star midfielder was caught on camera accusing officials of being “corrupt” in the tunnel after the Hammers were defeated at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

West Ham star Declan Rice has been issued a two-match European ban

2

West Ham star Declan Rice has been issued a two-match European banCredit: Rex
Hammers boss David Moyes has also been hit with a one-match suspension in Europe

2

Hammers boss David Moyes has also been hit with a one-match suspension in EuropeCredit: Rex

West Ham were beaten 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate in front of a white-hot atmosphere at the Deutsche Bank Park in last season’s semi-final.

Tunnel cam footage emerged from the clash and shows the furious Rice confronting the Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzan outside the changing-rooms.

He was then heard shouting: “Ref! Ref! It is so poor. All night, it is so bad. How can you be that bad? Honestly.”

He then turned to walk away and added: “You’ve probably been f***ing paid. F***ing corruption.”

Sadio Mane to undergo Bayern Munich MEDICAL as Liverpool accept bid
West Ham pushing for Areola deal after loan spell as Newcastle eye swoop

Uefa have now confirmed that he has been hit with a two-game European ban.

That will rule him out of their first two Europa Conference League fixtures this term.

And his manager will also be forced to watch the first match from the stands after he was issued a one-game suspension.

With his side 3-1 down on aggregate with just 13 minutes to play in the explosive clash, the Scot asked the Frankfurt bench for the ball after it had gone out of play.

Most read in Football

BETTING SPECIAL – GET £40 IN FREE BETS FOR ASCOT

After it was rolled towards his feet by a ballboy, Moyes angrily booted it straight back at him.

He was instantly shown a red card by the referee.

The Hammers qualified for the Europa Conference League after finishing seventh in last season’s Premier League.

Source

Previous articleMesut Ozil wants to be a pro gamer on FIFA or Fortnite when his football career ends, agent Dr Erkut Sogut claims
Next articleHow Arsenal could line up next season with new-look XI after Vieira, Tielemans and Jesus transfers