Arsenal coach Emery fined after water bottle hits fan
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 01, 2019 08:35 AM
FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, PSG head coach Unai Emery claps, during the League One soccer match between Caen and Paris Saint-Germain at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, western France. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Arsenal announced the appointment of Unai Emery on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been fined 8,000 pounds ($10,200) after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during a 1-1 draw at Brighton.
The 47-year-old Spaniard faced the English Football Association charge following the incident at the Amex Stadium.
Emery immediately apologized to a supporter after kicking the bottle into the stand and again went to speak to the home fan at full-time.
"(Emery) accepted the standard penalty," the FA said in a statement on Monday. "It concerned his conduct during the game against Brighton on 26 December 2018."
Emery, whose team was thrashed 5-1 at Liverpool on Saturday, avoided any touchline ban and will be free to take the reins against Fulham on New Year's Day.