‘Warning to Son Heung-min Kim, Min-jae’ 中 Manning suspended from league for officiating…Chinese fans ‘applaud’

Chinese referee Manning, who showed five cards to South Korean soccer players at the Qatar Asian Cup, has been suspended by the Chinese Super League.

On June 6 (KST), Chinese portal Sohu.com revealed the reason for Manning’s suspension, saying, “The reason why Manning’s whistle was stopped has been revealed.”

Citing a report by Chinese journalist Manning Ning, Sohu.com explained that Manning was removed from the referee roster for the 10th round of the 2024 Chinese Super League at the end of last week for making a critical error in the eighth round of the 2024 Chinese Super League 안전카지노사이트 between Zhejiang and Beijing Guoan on March 26th.

Manning was serving as the video assistant referee (VAR) for the game and reportedly intervened in the process of Zhejiang earning a penalty kick and claimed a foul on the wrong player.

“Although the penalty didn’t affect the outcome of the game, it’s very inappropriate for a high-profile referee in the Chinese Super League to make such a serious error. The Chinese Football Association has taken a tough stance this time.” The match ended in a 2-1 victory for Beijing.

Unlike the previous two seasons, the Chinese Football Association is reviewing controversial penalty situations after each round and announcing the results on its official website.

“Many fans in China have applauded the Football Association’s actions,” Sohu.com reported. Referees in the Chinese Super League have been apathetic in the past few seasons. No matter how serious their errors were, they were only suspended internally for a few games. This time, the association took the initiative to discipline a symbolic referee,” he said.

Manning officiated the South Korean national team’s Qatar Asian Cup group stage match in Bahrain in January and issued a stack of five cautions to South Korea alone, including Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae and Lee Ki-jae. He was criticized for inconsistent officiating. Key center back Kim Min-jae received one more caution in the quarterfinal against Australia and missed the semifinal against Jordan due to accumulated cautions. South Korea missed out on the title with a shock loss to Jordan.

Earlier this season, Manning ordered Shandong’s Korean coach Choi Kang-hee to be sent off against Shanghai Haigang and Shandong Taishan. His bad blood with South Korean soccer continues.

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