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Van Quyet Slapped with 8-Game Ban Following Sending-Off

Hanoi FC and Vietnam star forward Nguyen Van Quyet was slapped with an 8-match ban following his sending-off in last week’s V.League 1 defeat away at Topenland Binh Dinh.

At the end of Hanoi’s 3-1 defeat, the Capital Team’s captain Van Quyet protested to both the referee and his assistant regarding a questionable decision in the 60th minute that led to Rafaelson scoring the second goal of his hat-trick in the match. As things got heated up between the three, Van Quyet elbowed the assistant referee in the chest, leaving the referee with no choice but to show the 31-year old a straight red card.

Van Quyet has contacted the assistant referee in question to apologize a day after the match and he had also posted a statement of apology on his social media channels.

Other than receiving an 8-match ban, Van Quyet was also required to pay a VND40 million fine, as this wasn’t his first offense against an official. Back in 2016, Van Quyet was given a 5-match ban and an exile from the national team following his actions of shoving a referee.

The ban meant that Van Quyet is set to miss seven league matches and one Vietnamese National Cup game – not an ideal situation for Hanoi considering that at six goals, Van Quyet is the Capital Team’s top-scorer so far this season.