Two-year ban for players after bizarre Vietnam penalty protest



Farcical incident in Vietnamese match ends in prolonged bans.

Two Vietnamese footballers have been handed two-year bans after they have been concerned in an unconventional penalty protest throughout a league match final weekend.

The Vietnamese Soccer Federation imposed the bans and likewise suspended a coach for 3 years after their crew reacted furiously to the referee awarding a penalty.

Lengthy An gamers have been sad when referee Nguyen Trung Thu pointed to the spot with their crew drawing with Ho Chi Minh Metropolis when the rating was locked 2-2 late on Sunday.

After initially strolling off in protest, the gamers returned to the pitch however goalkeeper Nguyen Minh Nhut made no try to save lots of the spot-kick, as an alternative turning his again to the penalty taker.

The entire crew then stood nonetheless whereas Ho Chi Minh Metropolis raced up the sector to attain twice and lengthen their result in 5-2.

In a press release, the VFF mentioned that Mimh Nhut and captain Huynh Quang Thanh would banned for 24 months “as a consequence of disrupting the match, not respecting the choice of the referee and inflicting injury to the fame and honour of the Vietnam Soccer Federation.”

Coach Ngo Quang Sang has been banned for 3 years, as has membership chairman Vo Thanh Nhiem, who stop after the sport.



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