West Ham boss David Moyes get sent off for booting ball at Frankfurt BALLBOY

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DAVID MOYES was sent off for booting the ball at an Eintracht Frankfurt BALLBOY in West Ham’s Europa League defeat last night.

The frustrated Hammers boss took issue with the German side’s time wasting towards the end of the semi-final second leg.

Moyes kicks the ball back at the ball boy

With his side 3-1 down on aggregate with just 13 minutes to play, the Scot asked the Frankfurt bench for the ball.

After it was rolled towards his feet by a ballboy, Moyes angrily booted it straight back at him and was then shown a red card by referee Jesus Gil Manzano.

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Moyes, 59, said: “I kicked the ball back at the ballboy so I apologise for that, but he did throw it at me very slowly.”

Moyes been shown the red card

The Hammers boss was already seething about Aaron Cresswell’s first-half red card.

West Ham, trailing 2-1 from last week’s first leg, had started brightly against the Bundesliga side.

But the match was turned upside down in the 19th minute, when Cresswell was red carded following a VAR check for hauling down Jens Petter Hauge as last man.

Frankfurt subsequently scored another just seven minutes later, via a Rafael Borre strike.

The ten-man Hammers tried their best to get back into the game but couldn’t break down Frankfurt, their European journey coming to an end at the penultimate hurdle.

The home fans staged a mass pitch invasion at the end to celebrate.

Frankfurt will play Rangers in the Europa League final later this month, after the Scottish side’s stunning comeback against RB Leipzig.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men went into tonight’s second leg trailing 1-0 from the first clash in Germany last week.

But first-half goals by James Tavernier and Glen Kamara turned the tie on its head.

The in-demand Christopher Nkunku levelled matters on aggregate with 20 minutes remaining – only for John Lundstram to fire home a winner for the Gers.

The home fans staged a mass pitch invasion at the end to celebrate.

Frankfurt will play Rangers in the Europa League final later this month, after the Scottish side’s stunning comeback against RB Leipzig.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men went into tonight’s second leg trailing 1-0 from the first clash in Germany last week.

But first-half goals by James Tavernier and Glen Kamara turned the tie on its head.

The in-demand Christopher Nkunku levelled matters on aggregate with 20 minutes remaining – only for John Lundstram to fire home a winner for the Gers.

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