Chinese Football Association suspends player for necklace
A Chinese football player has been suspended from the Chinese national team list for one year for having personal items on the pitch, reports thepaper.cn.
Wang Shenchao plays during an international friendly against Myanmar in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, May 26, 2018. [Photo: IC]
Wang Shenchao, a player with a Shanghai-based club, was substituted during an international friendly between China and Myanmar on May 26, 2018.
A GIF shows Wang Shenchao putting on a necklace during an international friendly in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, May 26, 2018. [Photo: thepaper.cn]
TV images showed that as Wang stepped on the field, he took out a necklace hidden in his sock and put it on his neck.
Wearing jewelry or other personal items on the pitch is banned by the Chinese Football Association (CFA).
Wang Shenchao has since issued an online apology, promising to "strictly abide by the rules of the field" in the future.
He's also been hit with a 20,000 yuan fine by his club.