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What the Chinese Coach Did on the Sideline During the Women's World Cup Was So Shady It Got Him Thrown Out of the Game

"We should be back stage, not on stage."

WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 15: Head Coach Hao Wei of China interferes with Ria Percival of New Zealand and is sent off during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group A match between China PR and New Zealand at Winnipeg Stadium on June 15, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Getty Images/Adam Pretty)

China's women's soccer coach was ejected from a Fifa Women's World Cup match Monday after he got in on some of the action.

Hao Wei interfered with a New Zealand player who was attempting to throw in the soccer ball. The game was in stoppage time, and every second counts. After a referee ejected Hao from the game, he took his time getting off the field -- smiling, waving to fans and patting New Zealand's coach on the shoulder -- and delayed the game even further, wasting time and potentially preventing New Zealand from scoring again.

WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 15: Head Coach Hao Wei of China interferes with Ria Percival of New Zealand and is sent off during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group A match between China PR and New Zealand at Winnipeg Stadium on June 15, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Getty Images/Adam Pretty)

The game, played in Canada, resulted in a tie with two points for each team, allowing China to advance to a knockout stage.

Match referee (L) expels China's head coach Hao Wei (R) off the field during the Group A football match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup between China and New Zealand in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 15, 2015. The match ended 2-2 draw. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Getty Images/Jewel Samad)

New Zealand's coach Tony Readings refused to shake Hao's hand as the Chinese coach walked past.

"It's just something I don't agree with," Readings told New Zealand's Stuff.

"I would never go out of my way to do that to an opposition player. You have just got to let the players on the pitch do the business," Readings said. "Whilst we want to influence things we should be back stage, not on stage."

WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 15: Head Coach Hao Wei of China plays to the crowd after being sent off for interfering with Ria Percival of New Zealand during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group A match between China PR and New Zealand at Winnipeg Stadium on June 15, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Getty Images/Adam Pretty)

Because Hao was sent off, he will be barred from coaching the team's next match.

Watch his interference and ejection here.

 

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