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An Giang coach wants Phố Hiến players and coach disciplined over fracas

Update: July, 10/2020 - 08:11


Coach Hứa Hiển Vinh (left) strangled Võ Văn Huy in injury time. — Photo

HÀ NÔI — An Giang coach Trịnh Văn Hậu has said that he expects the VFF Discipline Committee to punish coach Hứa Hiển Vinh and striker Trịnh Quang Vinh of Phố Hiến FC after an altercation with one of his charges.

In the two side's V.League 2 fixture on Tuesday, as the match entered injury time, Phố Hiến were in the lead by one goal.

In the 92nd minute, Võ Văn Huy of An Giang FC took a throw-in near the bench area of Phố Hiến.

Huy kicked a spare ball at his feet towards the bench to take the throw, leading to an angry reaction from the manager and players of his former club.

Both coach Vinh and striker Vinh grabbed Huy around the neck, causing a large coming together of players from both teams as well as the match officials.

The fourth official had to intervene to put everything back into order.  After that, Huy received a second yellow card for his part in the fracas. The referee also booked the Phố Hiến coach.

After the match, coach Vinh apologised to the fans and the people involved

"First of all, I apologise to everyone for the incident at the end of the match between Phố Hiến and An Giang. This is just a moment of losing control between the two sides when the game was very intense at the end of the match,” Vinh said.

Ten-man An Giang went on to lose the game and after the match, coach An Giang Hậu said that the second yellow card for Văn Huy was too strict, because his player had been strangled. — VNS

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