West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been sentenced to two matches by UEFA following statements to the referee following his side's defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-final.

Rice accused Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano of "corruption", according to the published video which was recorded inside the stadium tunnel on May 5.

Coach David Moyes and defender Aaron Cresswell were sent off in the 1-0 defeat in Frankfurt.

"All night, you were so bad. How can you be that bad? Honestly you could've been f ****** paid."

Declan Rice to Jesus Gil Manzano.

Pretty much what Crvena zvezda fans were thinking when he refereed the AC Milan game last year. # Fkczpic.twitter.com / sFduMon3qp

- Sam Street (@samstreetwrites) May 7, 2022

Moyes has also been penalized with a match for misconduct.

The London club has been fined 1500 1,500 for using fireworks, while Frankfurt has also been fined.

Frankfurt has to play a match without the presence of spectators and has been fined 75 thousand euros.

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