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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 25/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Coach Marcello Lippi will serve a provisional one-match ban after confronting Emirati referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan during his side Guangzhou Evergrande's first-leg defeat (1-0) to West Sydney Warriors in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night.

The former Italy national team boss had already seen defender Zhang Linpeng red-carded in the 89th minute when the flash point occurred just two later.

With West Sydney's substitute striker Victor Rodrigues Saba being shepherded away from the Guangzhou half by another replacement in midfielder Liu Jian, Saba drew a foul from Jian near the halfway line as forward Gao Lin tracked back to intervene.

However, Saba fell underneath an advancing Lin, who appeared to make little to no contact with the Sydney player as he rolled around theatrically on the turf clutching his face.

That though was enough for the man in the middle Hassan to summarily dismiss Lin, thereby reducing Guangzhou to nine men and Lippi wasn't remotely impressed at all.

He duly rushed out of his technical area to remonstrate repeatedly with Hassan before being restrained by some of his backroom team and order was eventually restored in the end.

Nonetheless, Lippi's indiscretion has now seen him slapped with a suspension for the return leg in China this Wednesday evening.

The AFC said in an official statement released on Wednesday morning: "The chairman of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee (Singapore's Lim Kia Tong) last night (Saturday) decided that Lippi had purportedly displayed unsporting behaviour, an offence under Article 57 of the AFC Disciplinary Code, as well as indiscipline under Article 69 of the AFC Champions League Competition Regulations 2014.

"Lippi will therefore not be allowed to sit in the continental champions' dugout at the return leg to be played on August 27th in Guangzhou. The final decision of the AFC Disciplinary Committee will be issued following the completion of a full investigation. The Chinese Football Association has bene notified of this decision."

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This ruling has handed down in accordance with Article 129 of the AFC Disciplinary Code.

Section Three of the AFC Disciplinary Code: Offensive and racist behaviour:

Article 57: Anyone who insults someone in any way, especially by using offensive gestures or language, or who violates the principles of fair play or whose behaviour is unsporting in any other way may be subject to sanctions in accordance with Article 10 (Sanctions common to natural and legal persons).

Section Five of the AFC Disciplinary Code: Special procedures: Subsection One: Provisional measures:

Article 129: General rule:

1. If an infringement appears to have been committed and a decision on the main issue cannot be taken early enough, the chairman of the judicial body may, in emergencies, provisionally pronounce, alter or revoke a sanction.

2. In similar circumstances, he may take other provisional measures at his discretion, especially to ensure compliance with a sanction already in force.

3. He will take action upon request or ex officio.

Chapter 10 of the AFC Champions League Competition Regulations 2014: Disciplinary Procedures:

Article 69: Violence by players and/or officials: a): Any player or official reported for indiscipline or violent conduct anywhere in the stadium including but not limited to the field of play, the changing rooms, at the training sites and in the hotels by the referee or the Match Commissioner shall be dealt with by the AFC Disciplinary Committee in accordance with these Regulations, the AFC Statues, Disciplinary Code and Code of Ethics.

 


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