JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Coach, player suspended for strangling rival during Vietnam football league game

Friday, July 10, 2020, 16:40 GMT+7
Coach, player suspended for strangling rival during Vietnam football league game
In this screenshot, Pho Hien FC’s coach Hua Hien Vinh and player Trinh Quang Vinh appear to strangle An Giang FC’s player Vo Van Huy (white) during their match in the sixth round of the V-League 2 football tournament in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam, July 7, 2020.

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has slapped a coach and his player with a fine of VND15 million (US$645) and a two-match suspension each for strangling a player of the opposing team in a V-League 2 game earlier this week.

The incident happened in the second-tier tournament’s sixth round where the Hung Yen Province-based Pho Hien FC had a hard-fought 2-1 win over An Giang FC on home turf on Tuesday.

In the first minute of the second half’s injury time, when An Giang’s Vo Van Huy was about to have a throw-in, another ball appeared to enter the pitch.

As his team was being led by one goal, Huy quite impatiently kicked the extra ball toward the direction of Pho Hien’s bench and technical area, causing the ball to hit assistant coach Le Phuoc Tu.

Soon after, Pho Hien's head coach Hua Hien Vinh rushed forward and appeared to strangle Huy by pinning his elbow against the player’s throat.

A Pho Hien player, Trinh Quang Vinh, also approached Huy and strangled the opponent with his hands.

The referee gave Huy a second yellow card and sent him off, while doing nothing to punish Pho Hien's coach and player for their actions.

However, VFF’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee disagreed with the referee’s decision, considering coach Hua Hien Vinh and player Trinh Quang Vinh’s actions as intentional inflicting bodily harm on player Vo Van Huy.

The Vietnamese football governing body thus fined the Pho Hien coach and player VND15 million each and suspended both of them in the next two games.

The V-League 2 is the second-tier professional association football league in Vietnam controlled by VFF, with 12 teams competing in this season.

The tournament restarted on June 6 after having been delayed since March because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, with supporters allowed to enter stadiums to cheer for their clubs after Vietnam has kept the coronavirus at bay.

Pho Hien are in third place with 12 points while An Giang, four points adrift, rank fifth following six rounds.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news

Is it raining yet?

Unlike many expats or tourists, I’m quite comfortable with the heat as I grew up in Queensland and lived in Malaysia as a kid