Furious Declan Rice accuses the referee of corruption in the tunnel after the loss at Eintracht Frankfurt with the match fixing accusation video viral
He tells the official, ‘You’ve probably been f****** paid,’ after Europa League exit
After West Ham’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, footage emerged of the midfielder accusing referee Jesus Gil of corruption.
After the Hammers’ chances of European glory were dashed by a 1-0 second-leg defeat, Rice was seen approaching an official in the tunnel.
“F*cking paid bribery,” Declan Rice Accuses Referee Of Match Fixing After Frankfurt vs West Ham, Video Viral
West Ham Official Statement
“The club is aware of the footage circulating on social media but will refrain from commenting more until the referee’s report has been reviewed,” the club said in a statement.
Declan Rice’s enraged outburst at the referee, according to West Ham manager David Moyes, proves that his players care.
What Did Exactly Rice yell?
Rice yells at Gil in a video acquired by Fox Sports Mexico, “It’s so horrible, all night it’s so bad.” How could you be so bad?
“You’ve most likely been f****** paid.” “F****** bribery.”
West Ham’s task became more harder when Aaron Cresswell was sent off in the 19th minute for denying Frankfurt attacker Jens Petter Hauge a goal-scoring opportunity, before Rafael Santos Borre’s goal confirmed the Hammers’ fate.
Rice Post Match Interview
While there were few complaints about Cresswell’s dismissal, Rice claimed in a post-match interview that ‘every decision’ went the home side’s way – and the midfielder now faces a UEFA investigation after his behaviour towards the referee in the tunnel was caught on camera.
Rice told BT Sport after the game that the red card shown to Cresswell was not the root of his anger.
The sending off was undoubtedly a sending off, Rice remarked. However, some of the other decisions tonight were awful. The referee seemed to favour them in every decision.” You can’t do much while someone is working against you.
Moyes on the Incident
Meanwhile, Hammers manager Moyes, who was also sent off for kicking a ball boy, mirrored Rice’s dissatisfaction with the officials.
“Lots of complaints, sure,” the Scot said when questioned about the rulings against West Ham on the night. I’m quite disappointed. The night did not go well for us. Minor things did not go as planned, but I am quite proud of the players.”
It simply shows you how much all the players cared, he said of the Rice video.