August 5, 2009

It's never a good idea...

...for a soccer coach to flash money in the face of an official.

Over in the Chinese Super League, Chongqing coach Arie Haan did just that and got a three-match ban from the sidelines.

He was complaining about a penalty decision when he approached the fourth official with a handful of cash:
"Do you want money?" local media reports quoted Haan as asking the official after league leaders Beijing Guoan were awarded a penalty in Sunday's 3-2 win for bottom club Chongqing.

Pictures in local media showed Haan gesturing towards the official with handful of 100 yuan ($14.64) notes.
Word is he was also fined. So yes, someone will take that money...

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