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Why does Thai coaching team provoke repeatedly to Mr. Park Hang Seo?

Why does Thai coaching team provoke repeatedly to Mr. Park Hang Seo?

Thai coach Assistant Sasa Todic spoke out about his provocative behaviors with Vietnamese head coach Park Hang Seo after the match at My Dinh Stadium on November 19th.

Answer Goal of the Thai version, Mr. Todic said: "Witnessing the reaction of the media and the fans after Vietnam vs Thailand match, I feel the need to speak up to clarify the problem. What media posted yesterday is not true. I have no intention of distinguishing anyone".

"There was a video of my reaction to the Thai coaching staff. All of them reacted, but only I was affected by the photo", Mr. Todic continued.

The Thai goalkeeper coach said that he did not mean to disregard Mr. Park's height: "The media considered my gesture to be disdain for height and used it to create scandals. However, there is a video showing that it's not the truth".

"My hands go up and down, which means that Vietnam is at the top of the table, but then it will fall down. I believe Thailand will soon surpass Vietnam. I affirm once more that the gesture is not offended anyone. I laughed and behave like that to indicate Vietnam 's position on the scoreboard", he asserted.

Why does Thai coaching team provoke repeatedly to Mr. Park Hang Seo?

Finally, Mr. Todic issued an apology. "I also want to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who misunderstands that action. A lot of Vietnamese fans have criticized me on social media through dishonest information from the media. They only saw the picture but did not know the truth. Now the truth is clear, please accept my apologies".

"There is always competition and tension between Thailand and Vietnam. However, it doesn't make me lie and makes all angry. I've been through more than 400 matches both at the club and national level, and I haven't had any conflict with the coach or the player. I am always fair to my colleagues and students as well as the opponent", he said.

Finally, Mr. Todic issued an apology. "I also want to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who misunderstands that action. A lot of Vietnamese fans have criticized me on social media through dishonest information from the media. They only saw the picture but did not know the truth. Now the truth is clear, please accept my apologies".

"Once again I'm sorry for the recent chaos. I want to apologize to the Vietnamese fans, the Vietnam Football Federation, the Vietnamese team", Mr. Todic emphasized.

Why does Thai coaching team provoke repeatedly to Mr. Park Hang Seo?

Thai Football Federation (FAT) representative said: "I believe that, soon, Sasa Todic will be punished. It is misconduct, he does not show respect for the opponent. I am anxious to hear what he will say. On November 21st, he has to explain to the president".

Overall, Sasa Todic's apology was very difficult to be accepted, as he admitted his disrespect for his opponent by using body language to criticize the Vietnamese team for being poorly qualified and not apologizing directly to Park Hang Seo who is the main victim in a-single-sentence. We all know the FIFA's credo is to show respect for opponents and fans whenever possible, even if your team loses. Using gestures to show that opponents will fall down is never a fair-play action.

On Asian football forums, many fans said that coach Sasa Todic continuously provoked to let Mr. Park Hang Seo receive a yellow card (thereby being banned in the following match due to getting the 2nd consecutive cards). This seems to make sense, as Todic himself and a few Thai assistants also provoked repeatedly towards the coaching staff of Vietnam in the first leg in Thammasat stadium, and in the second leg as well.

Why does Thai coaching team provoke repeatedly to Mr. Park Hang Seo?

Sasa Todic also showed disrespect with coach Park Hang Seo in the first leg at Thammasat Stadium

Latest, the Vietnam Football Federation reports in writing to the Asian Football Federation (AFC), requesting to consider the behavior of Sasa Todic. If the AFC takes action, Mr. Sasa Todic could be punished severely, up to 6 months banned from football activities.