Football player fined for not shaking coach’s hand

2011-04-19 09:09

A Chinese football club says it has fined Brazilian midfielder Renato Adriano Jaco Morais and given him a three-game suspension for being disrespectful to the team’s coach and fans.

Guangzhou Hengda said today that Renato was punished because he did not shake hands with his coach or show his thanks to the fans after he was substituted in a 2-2 draw with Beijing Guo’an on Sunday.

It said €14 000 (nearly R137 000) would be deducted from Rentao’s salary and he would be fined another €32 000.

The team said Renato was also suspended for at least three matches.

Hengda brought Renato to China from the Brazilian club Botafogo on a four-year deal worth €1.75 million.

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