Unai Emery has been hit with a two-match touchline ban for criticising decisions that went against his side as they lost 2-1 against Real Betis.

Unai Emery suspended for comments after his side's match vs Real Betis (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)
Unai Emery suspended for comments after his side’s match vs Real Betis (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

One of the most annoying things about Unai Emery was how much he seemed to want to please everybody he talked too.

Very rarely, that I can remember, did we hear him criticise anything, never mind officials. There was that one time after we lost 3-0 to Leicester, of course:

So, it’s quite pleasing to see him show some fire at Villarreal, even if it did land him in some hot water with the authorities.

Emery was charged for “an attitude of contempt or disregard for the referees, according to Competition, after being expelled at the end of Villarreal-Betis (1-2) for protesting.”

“I don’t believe in luck but it is always against us,” Emery said after his side had lost 2-1 at Betis.

“We are unlucky, but it is always against us, always, repeatedly.”

The former Arsenal head coach was annoyed that an equaliser late in the game had been disallowed, although reports of the match claim Villarreal’s goal, which came from the spot, was ‘highly debatable’.

Villarreal currently sit sixth in La Liga with 36 points form 23 games as Emery averages 1.57 points per game this season back in Spain.

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