West Ham captain Declan Rice has been filmed launching an X-rated tirade at referee Jesus Gil Manzano in the tunnel during the Europa League semi-final loss against Eintracht Frankfurt last night.
The Hammers were reduced to 10 men after 19 minutes with Aaron Cresswell seeing red card and Rice, as the players walked down the tunnel, confronted the Spanish official.
The angry England international said: “Ref! Ref! It’s so poor! All night, it’s so bad. How can you be that bad? Honestly you’ve probably been f***ing paid, f***ing corruption.”
UEFA have stated that they will wait upon deciding whether to take action against the 23-year-old or not until they receive the referee’s post-match report.
A West Ham spokesperson said: “The Club is aware of the video circulating on social media but will not be commenting further until the referee’s report from the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt has been considered.”
Se dan cuenta hasta en Europa. Gil Manzano y sus cosas. pic.twitter.com/s7G8mLHT7w
— Imanol Echegaray G. (@imanoleg_) May 6, 2022
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