|Protest: Coach Văn Sĩ Sơn (second, left). — Photo tinngan.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Football Federation has decided to suspend coach Văn Sĩ Sơn of Hà Nội FC for four matches at the upcoming V League 1 for kowtowing to referee Võ Minh Trí.
Along with the suspension, Sơn was fined VNĐ10 million (US$434).
Sơn kneeled in front of Trí in apparent protest at a decision he made during the National Super Cup match between Hà Nội FC and Quảng Ninh Coal on December 29.
Strikers Diego Fagan and Errol Stevens of Hải Phòng also kowtowed to Trí in the match between Hải Phòng and Quảng Ninh Coal in the 18th round of the national premier league. — VNS