Amex Stadium was filled with quite the emotion yesterday with a draw between Brighton and Arsenal. The Spanish manager Unai Emery did not hold back in expressing his frustration over the outcome of the game. The 47-year-old kicked a water bottle towards the Brighton crowd, hitting one fan in the face, which he later apologized for.
“I said to them, “apologies” because I kicked the bottle after a disappointing action for us in the last minutes. It wasn’t hard, but it touched one supporter for them. I said to them I’m sorry.” Emery explained to the press right after the match.
Fans from Brighton did not hold back with the rage and did not accept Emery’s behavior. Emery immediately regretted his action and approached the fan once the half-time whistle has been blown to further apologize. The coach also explained his behavior to the fourth official on the touchline right after speaking with the fan. Officials didn’t drag the situation further since they believed Emery was able to get everything under control.