Villas-Boas handed eight match CSL ban

first_imgAndré Villas-Boas Villas-Boas handed eight match CSL ban for bribe gesture Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 19:25 30/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andre Villas-Boas Shanghai SIPG Getty Images Shanghai SIPG Guangzhou Evergrande v Shanghai SIPG Guangzhou Evergrande FA Cup The Portuguese was adjudged to have “severely influence society in a negative fashion” with his actions and will sit out the rest of the season Shanghai SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas faces an extended period in the stands after being hit with an eight-match Chinese Super League (CSL) ban.The former Tottenham boss was dismissed during his side’s 1-0 win over Beijing Guoan for making a gesture towards referee Shi Zhenlu after the referee refused to award his side a penalty.The Portuguese rubbed his fingers together in a money-counting gesture, one widely used in China when asking for a bride or when implying someone has been bribed.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Consequently, the Chinese Football Confederation saw fit to issue him a suspension that will force him to watch the rest of the campaign from the stands.A statement from the CFA read: “Shanghai SIPG head coach Villas-Boas has verbally abused the match official and aimed offensive gesture at him.“His conduct has severely influenced society in a negative fashion.”AVB has yet to pass comment on the ban, but this is not the first time he has been involved in significant controversy. Indeed, the CFA have banned him twice previously and this new infringement means that he will have sat out 12 matches in total since taking over the club in November 2016.Additionally, the former Spurs boss launched an attack on the Asian Football Confederation last week, claiming Guangzhou Evergrande are “dominating the AFC because they can do anything”. It is an incident that he will later be judged on.Shanghai SIPG are currently second in the table, four points behind Guangzhou Evergrande.last_img