Soccer coach suspended in China for waving money at ref

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Ex-Chinese national team coach Arie Haan has been suspended for three Chinese Super League matches after he waved money at a referee.

According to Xinhua, the former Netherlands international waved a handful of cash at a referee after a questionable penalty was awarded against his team Chongqing Lifan in their 3-2 win over Beijing Guoan on Sunday.

Haan, who took over Chongqing after leaving Albanian national team's coaching position in April, could not hold his temper and went to the fourth official, taking a dozen of 100 yuan out of his pocket and brandished them in the air, jeering at the official: "You need money?"

The Disciplinary Committee of the CFA ruled on Tuesday that Haan's behaviour is an immoral insult to the fourth official and decided to punish him. He was also fined 15,000 yuan ($2,200).

The incident highlighted the ongoing problems of the Chinese league, which is tainted by ongoing accusations of match fixing, plus on-field violence.

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