Oussou Konan is fouled by Nguyen Thanh Thao in the V. League game between Becamex Binh Duong and Nam Dinh FC on April 8, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Tinh De.
Another referee has been suspended for incompetent umpiring in a V. League game.
Do Thanh De has been benched for two matches for failing to award a clear penalty in the game between Becamex Binh Duong and Nam Dinh FC on April 8.
In the 34th minute, with Nam Dinh down 0-1, Ivorian forward Oussou Konan sprinted into the box in the search for for an equalizer. Binh Duong defender Nguyen Thanh Thao fouled him, and De immediately blew the whistle but gave Nam Dinh a freekick from outside the box instead of a penalty.
Nam Dinh players’ protests failed to change his mind.
The game ended with a 4-3 win for Binh Duong.
After watching a video of the game, the Vietnam Football Federation said the foul had indeed been committed inside the box and should have resulted in a penalty.
De’s decision was a “serious mistake that affected the result of the match,” it said.
This is the second time that Nam Dinh have lost a penalty due to a referee error. In their match against Viettel on March 19 too Konan was fouled in the box, and again the referee, Nguyen Viet Duan, did not point to the spot.
They lost 1-2.
They are seventh in the table with 12 points.
Earlier this month Le Duc Canh was suspended for two games after several poor decisions in the match between SHB Da Nang and Hanoi FC.