Fan Zhiyi a former Chinese footballer who had a career in China and the UK was this week in the news as he slapped an assistant referee. The 48-year-old who once played for Crystal Palace, Dundee and Cardiff City amongst teams in his home country is now reserve team coach of CSL side Shanghai Shenhua.
His club has been in the news recently after their starman Demba Ba was abused on the pitch by an opposition player. This time however it was Zhiyi causing trouble as he slapped an assistant referee in the face.
This happened during a reserve team game between Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG.