Aston Villa head coach Paul Lambert will be forced to watch his team's match against Arsenal on Saturday from the stands after the FA served him with a one-match touchline ban. Lambert lambasted officials after Villa's 5-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend and as one might expect, the FA didn't appreciate his comments.
Lambert was no doubt upset by a penalty awarded against against Andreas Weimann that led to City taking a 2-0 lead. During his post-match interview, Lambert unloaded on the officials saying:
"I haven't a clue what [assistant referee Adrian Holmes] saw. We were well in the game - we had a foothold in it, and that is a big thing coming here but the penalty was a really shocking decision."
Lambert also called the decision "ridiculous and woeful" along with offering the opinion that "it was not a penalty in this life,".
He also accused the officials of "not being strong."
The official wording of the charge from the FA is "language and/or behaviour amounting to improper conduct". In addition to the ban, Lambert will have to pay a £8,000 fine.