Goodison Park boss went a bit loopy.
David Moyes is facing a misconduct charge after confronting referee Martin Atkinson following Everton’s 3-3 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.
Moyes’s assistant Steve Round has also been charged by the Football Association and the two men have until Thursday to respond to the sanction.
Under the FA’s new fast-track procedure if they accept the charge they will have to pay a standard £8,000 fine.
However if either denies the charge their case will be held within 10 days.
“Moyes and Round have until Thursday, 16 September, to respond to the charges,” said the FA in a statement.
Everton scored twice in stoppage time but Moyes was unhappy that Atkinson did not allow for more time to be played.
“That was a terrible decision in my book,” said Everton manager Moyes, who strode on to the pitch after Saturday’s match to take issue with Atkinson.
“The two goals were scored after 90 minutes and they’d put up three minutes of extra time.
“He didn’t get his time right because there was more time to add on for the goals and he played three minutes 30 seconds.” (BBC Sport)
You could hardly blame David Moyes for getting angry as he clearly felt his side had the momentum to kill off a Man United side who were reeling like a bloodied boxer. However we are talking about an extra 30 seconds or so and even the Goodison Park boss will probably think that his reaction in hindsight was a tad exaggerated but nonetheless in the heat of the moment, totally to be expected.
On the plus side he saw that his side had the guts to fight back in the dying moments of a game that appeared dead and if they continue to play in such a committed and determined manner then they will no doubt find themselves pulling away from the drop zone.