Vietnamese referees slammed over questionable V-League officiating

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Becamex Binh Duong v Song Lam Nghe An

fans were ecstatic when their team was able to recover from an early goal by Vo Ngoc Toan and secured a 1-1 draw at home against in the 14th game week of this season.

But there was a sour taste left in the SLNA defender Que Ngoc Hai’s mind after the Vietnam U-23 skipper questioning the referee’s decision who made several dubious call.

“I will not make any comments regarding the referee’s performance during our match against Binh Duong. There were many situations when our players were clearly fouled but he did not blow his whistle,” he murmured.

The question of officiating again came up in the other game, when were unable to end their nine winless streak after playing a 1-1 draw against FC at Pleiku Stadium.

Second half strike from Hai Phong forward Errol Stevens cancelled out the host’s lead in the first half through Moussa Sanogo, but criticism exploded moments later as the referee gave a straight red card to the HAGL defender Franklin Anzite.

HAGL coach Graechen Guillaume got in on the match officials bashing after the match ended, insisted that the decision made his team short of players in number and affeced his team’s effort to win the game.

“In my opinion on the red card decision for Anzite was right, but the referee did not put his sight on the tricky Hai Phong’s player who made Anzite reacted badly after being provoked,” the French tactician added.

Song Lam Nghe An currently sit on the six of the V-League table with 22 points, while Hoang Anh Gia Lai are on the 12th position with ten points, two place above the relegation zone.

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