04.27.07

How Many Yuan Can You Fine A Player For Wearing A Wifebeater?

Posted in "Wife Beater" Is Not A Fashion Statement, Football at 12:53 am by

Baron Davis, Tim Duncan, take note of the following from Reuters :

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) suspended Xiamen Lanshi defender Gabriel Melkam (above) for three matches and fined him 5,000 yuan ($650) for wearing a vest emblazoned with “Chinese umpires are all fakes”.

On Sunday, the Nigerian import stripped off his team uniform after a 0-0 draw against Chinese Super League (CSL) side Henan Jianye, revealing the undershirt to journalists before a post-match press conference, local media reports said.

“Xiamen No. 4 Melkam displayed serious unsportsmanlike behaviour, which harmed the league and brought a negative influence to bear on society,” the association said in a statement on its Web site.

Local media said Melkam’s act was in response to a referee blunder in the previous round that caused Xiamen to lose 1-0 to Shanghai Shenhua.

An injury-time goal was awarded to Shenhua striker Sergio Blanco, who League officials later conceded was off-side.

Melkam’s punishment was light as he had admitted his mistake and apologised to officials, the reports said.

2 Responses to “How Many Yuan Can You Fine A Player For Wearing A Wifebeater?”

  1. Anthony says:

    I think the chinese FA should leave Melkam alone and sack the referee that caused the whole problem in the first place.
    Also what is wrong with you people??? what sort of headline is this?
    How Many Yuan Can You Fine A Player For Wearing A Wifebeater?
    Melkam was not, is not and will never be a wife beater, you guys from cantstopthebleeding.com are worse than the chinese referees.

  2. GC says:

    Anthony,

    geez. Melkam was “fined for wearing a vest emblazoned with ‘Chinese umpires are all fakes.’”

    A VEST is commonly known as a “wifebeater”. Hence the headline, “How Many Yuan Can You Fine A Player For Wearing A Wifebeater”

    you’re welcome

    GC

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