The Long An team stand still and refuse to play after a penalty is awarded to Ho Chi Minh City in a Vietnamese league clash
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VIDEO: Vietnamese team stand still after controversial penalty decision

Long An refuse to play and let opponents score in protest.

Watch a Vietnamese team stand still and refuse to play following the award of a penalty against them, a decision both the players and bench vehemently disagreed with.

Lengthy discussions followed the official’s decision to give Ho Chi Minh City a penalty against visitors Long An with the scores level at 2-2.

The Sunday morning V.League 1 clash at Thống Nhất Stadium then descended into farce as the referee was forced to order the goalkeeper, Nguyễn Minh Nhựt, to face in the correct direction for the spot-kick.

Despite this, the goalie ends up turning his back on the shot.

From that moment on, the Long An side make a decision to barely move, passing the ball directly to the opposition from the resulting kick-off.

Ho Chi Minh are allowed to score another almost immediately, walking straight through the Long An formation, with Nguyễn performing a forward roll instead of making an attempt to prevent a goal.

The bizarre scene continues with sections of the crowd seemingly growing more and more irate until the hosts eventually secure a 5-2 win.

Full highlights of the Long An team standing still are available in the lengthy video so you can rewind and watch the entire sequence of events.