Beijing Guoan striker Burak Yilmaz was sent off with a red card for violent conduct after slapping opponent at the end of the home draw against Jiangsu Suning in Chinese Super League on Monday.
Beijing Guoan’s goalless draw with Fabio Capello’s Jiangsu Suning took an ugly turn in the final minutes when players and staff from both sides ignited a fight on the pitch, with Yilmaz slapping an opponent in the face and ultimately seeing a straight red card.
In the post-match press conference, Capello expressed his disappointment with the result and the lack of sportsmanship from both sides throughout the game.
“This match was very hard. Both teams were aggressive and had chances to win,” the Italian coach told domestic media, as quoted by AFP.
“The dispute after the match wasn’t good and I hope the players of both teams can obey the rules of fair competition,” added Capello.