Vietnam Football Federation on Thursday fined Lach Trach Stadium management VND20 million (USD1,070) for not being able to prevent fans from burning flares on the stands.
The incident on Sunday (Mar 14) was at least the third consecutive game in which fans of V-League club Hai Phong Cement burned flares on the stands.
The fact that the league had yet to impose a fine on the managers of the stadium led many to think that the league's organizers were in favor of Hai Phong.
The fine this time was not heavy but it has eased suspicions.
VFF Penalty Department manager Nguyen Hai Huong said, "The penalty department will suspend play at the stadium like last year if flares are burned on the stands again."