Midfielder Trần Chí Công (left) is banned five matches at the V.League. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Football Federation banned midfielder Trần Chí Công of Cần Thơ from playing in five matches due to his inappropriate language and threatening a referee in a V.League match on Sunday.
Công received a yellow card after Dyachenko Rodion Sergey of Quảng Ninh Coal fell. He then took another penalty because of his striking Bùi Văn Hiếu in the final seconds.
Công reportedly swore at referee Ngô Duy Lân at the end of the match, which saw Cần Thơ defeated 0-2 on home turf in the national premier league’s round 22.
The ban means Công will not play until the second match of the next season, since the V.League has only four rounds left. He was also fined VNĐ15 million (US$670).
This was not the first time Công has had problems on the field. Last season he was banned from three matches after splitting on a player, and three years ago he was prevented from playing for four games due to a violent mistake. — VNS