The FA have charged Arsenal analyst Miguel Molina for a contretemps with Aston Villa counterpart Victor Manas which took place during the Gunners 4-2 win at Villa Park last month.
The duo were seated in the press box, and exchanged verbals and possibly gave each other a few slaps after the Jorginho strike came off the back of Emi Martinez’s head and into the net.
Molina clearly found it very funny, while Manas did not. We know who we’re backing in this one.
In a disciplinary update today, the FA said:
Aston Villa’s Head of Performance Analysis, Victor Manas, and Arsenal’s Technical Analyst Coach, Miguel Molina, have been charged following their Premier League game on Wednesday 18 February.
It’s alleged that Victor Manas’s behaviour during the 94th minute was improper and/or violent, and that his behaviour in the tunnel after the final whistle was improper.
It’s alleged that Miguel Molina’s behaviour and/or language during the 94th minute was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting, and that his behaviour in the tunnel after the final whistle was also improper.
Both Victor Manas and Miguel Molina have until Friday 31 March to provide their respective responses.
It seems to have taken some time for this to be issued, with little time to respond.
This is Arsenal’s 645th FA charge of the season after failing to control their players, greeting goals with excessive vigour, blinking too rapidly, running too fast, disrespecting the Celebration Police, Ben White’s shorts being overtly sexy, and many more.