New footage of Moyes’ red card shows ugly extent of his offence at ballboy

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Damning new footage has emerged of David Moyes lashing out at a ballboy that saw him receive a red card on Thursday night.

The Scotsman apologised for his actions after furiously kicking a ball at the youngster, who had done little to deserve such an aggressive reaction. His outburst happened as West Ham's Europa League bubble burst in Germany.

The Hammers were dealt heartbreak in the competition after crashing out of the tournament in the semi-finals to Eintracht Frankfurt following a torrid time in both legs. Already trailing 2-1 from the first encounter back in London, West Ham needed to be perfect to stand any chance of making it to the final.

But an early red card for Aaron Cresswell set the tone while Rafael Santos Borre scored the only goal of the match to end Moyes' dream of reaching the Europa League final. And the 59-year-old's emotions got the better of him inside a white-hot atmosphere at the Deutsche Bank Park.

As West Ham chased the game, Moyes received an inexplicable red card on the touchline that left many bamboozled. However, new footage has since revealed the extent of the former Manchester United manager's fury.

After a ballboy handed him back the ball, Moyes reacted incandescent with rage – savagely booting it back at the young lad with real ferocity. It sparked a touchline melee between both benches.

The Hammers boss was subsequently sent off by the referee and was apologetic after the match. He said: "Yeah, I kicked a ball back at the ball boy and I apologise for that. He threw it very softly at me."

West Ham appear to have run out of steam at the wrong moment after their loss to Frankfurt, which has topped off a poor few weeks for the club. The Hammers have won just one of their last six Premier League matches.

They sit seventh in the table and their hopes of Europa League football now rest on their final three matches of the season. They take on Norwich, Manchester City and Brighton but trail United by six points – though they have a game in hand.

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