Unai Emery charged with ‘improper conduct’

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Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following an incident during the 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday.

The Arsenal boss kicked a water bottle in a moment of frustration which hit a home supporter. He immediately apologised, the fan accepted his apology, but the game’s governing body released a statement this evening which says:

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged following the game against Brighton yesterday [26 December 2018]. It is alleged his action of kicking a water bottle during the fixture amounts to improper conduct. He has until 6pm on 2 January 2019 to respond to the charge.

He is likely to face a one-match touchline ban if found guilty, the same punishment meted out to Jose Mourinho for a similar incident in the past.

Speaking about a potential ban earlier today, Emery said, “I hope not but I have to respect the decision because it is a circumstance of my action, but not another intention from me with the supporter.

“I said yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration but not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went near to the supporter and I said to them my apologies.

“There is not another communication. I repeat today my apologies for my individual action but I kick the bottle because it is near me, but not because it is my intention.”

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Viva la Prof
Viva la Prof

Hey homes, don’t you know he’s Loco

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

Can’t condone but no one injured and nice to see Emery showing emotion at a poor performance.

Despise Maurinho but you have to let off steam at times in EPL managerial role.

Rich
Rich

Arsenal payed for the FA Christmas Party and Unai will likely be picking up their New Year’s Eve bar tab

shokim
shokim

The FA is pathetic. Nothing is done about Salah’s blatant dive yet Emery gets charged.

Man
Man

I think Unai kicked the bottle that caused Mo to fall over. Nothing to see here.

Gunman

If Unai truly has ‘kicked the bottle’ we need to give him our full support during this time of need.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Give me your Patreon account details

Eboué’s stepovers.
Eboué’s stepovers.

Genuinely pathetic from the FA. Sometimes it makes more sense to recognise the stress that comes with being a PL manager and taking your frustration out on a water bottle really does not warrant a touch line ban.

Focus on sorting out the shocking state of refereeing, or the fact that fans are continuously being driven away from attending matches in the first place rather than this inane shit.

Arseman
Arseman

How sure are we that Emery isn’t Wenger in disguise? Bottle kicking, getting charged by the stupid FA, having a name connected to Arsenal, defensive issues, etc, etc.

SFGiants
SFGiants

As I recall, Wenger used to throw water bottles, he didn’t kick them.

Arseman
Arseman

He did! The most famous one at OT in 2009. He got sent to the stands and stood with his hands out in front of the United supporters.

https://youtu.be/DCYOcETY5sM

John O.
John O.

They should charge him with improper conduct for pulling Ozil and Lacazette while leaving Guendouzzi and Lichsteiner in the game.

Goner McGoonFace
Goner McGoonFace

You knew that your comment was lame the minute you hit “post comment” yet you posted it anyway. Booooo John O.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

The FA Will do anything to pay for their escort Girls…

Santori
Santori

Much ado about nothing as per usual by FA.

Its not like Wenger hasn’t thread this path before either, Emery just more accurate.

Redsy
Redsy

Id have kicked a few myself watching that lot the other day
At least he shows the results matter to him
No big deal time to move on

Matoobi
Matoobi

Watch me get downvoted to oblivion. I personally admire his passion but I also get why you would want to punish such behaviour. So he doesn’t get to sit touchline for a game, it’s not a big deal, chill.

There is precedent for this punishment after that kicking bottles in the direction of spectators, it would likely happen if any premier league manager did it. It’s nothing.

Martin
Martin

Except he didn’t purposely kick towards spectators purposely. He apologised to the boy twice who wasn’t remotely hurt. Pure FA nonsense.

Chidi
Chidi

So stupid of Emery…. How could he forget to apologize to the water bottle! NICE ONE FA! IDIOTS

Robstar
Robstar

FA’s charges are worse than Ryanair

Richie

With one kick, Emery showed more accuracy and end product than Iwobi managed in 45 minutes.

Master Floda
Master Floda

Assuming the FA will hand a ban (if only for the sake of consistency), who will be in charge at the sideline, Bould or Carcedo?

Double98
Double98

Won’t somebody please think of the water bottles.?
They are among the most vulnerable vessels in our society.

In the uk alone a water bottle gets abused by a premier league manager every 30 seconds.
#kickkickingwaterbottlesoutoffootball

shaka
shaka

immature character

Thegere
Thegere

Emery apologizes to water bottle after kicking incident. He said, “in our moments for every minute on the touchline, the bottle gets kicked, but not intentionally”