Chinese Football Association: Assist the AFC in handling the post-match conflict between Zhejiang and Buriram, Thailand – Xinhuanet
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 30th: In response to the post-match conflict between the Zhejiang team and Thailand’s Buriram United in the fifth round of the AFC Champions League group stage, the Chinese Football Association issued a notice on the 30th, condemning the stadium conflict and will assist the AFC in complying with the incident. Handle this conflict accordingly.
On the 29th, the fifth round of the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League group stage match between Zhejiang team and Thailand’s Buriram United was held in Huzhou. The Zhejiang team defeated their opponent 3:2. After the game, the two teams clashed, causing public concern.
On November 29, the Zhejiang team clashed with Buriram United during the game.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Jiang Han
The Chinese Football Association wrote in the notice: Stadium conflicts seriously violate the spirit of sports and affect the normal order of the stadium and the fans’ viewing experience. The Chinese Football Association strongly opposes all forms of violence on the field and will assist the AFC in handling this conflict in accordance with regulations.
The Chinese Football Association stated that it will further strengthen the management of clubs and participating entities at all levels, draw inferences from one example and consolidate responsibilities. Each club must strictly assume its responsibilities and strictly manage its jurisdiction. When participating in various international and domestic competitions, it must strengthen the education and guidance of all players, coaches, and staff, effectively manage the bench, and strictly abide by the competition rules and relevant regulations. According to the regulations, respect the referee’s decisions, respect the audience, respect the opponents, consciously maintain good order on the field, and show the style of Chinese football.
[Editor in charge: Xie Bingxin]
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