HCMC’s Brazilian assistant coach Pena Luis Filipe was suspended for four matches and fined VND15 million, while goalkeeper coach Tran Minh Quang got a two-game suspension and a fine of VND5 million.
After the match with Thanh Hoa FC on Monday, HCMC players and coaching staff accused referees of allowing Thanh Hoa an excess of extra time and thus a chance to equalize in the dying seconds. Filipe, after receiving a second yellow card, kept arguing with the refs. Quang joined in just as the officials were escorted off the pitch by police.
VFF also fined Becamex Binh Duong player Nguyen Thanh Thao for violent play in the game with Song Lam Nghe An on Monday. Thao elbowed an opponent in the face and kicked another in the knee. He was suspended for the next two games and fined VND15 million.