CAUGHT RED HAN-DED Chinese international Yu Hanchao sacked by Guangzhou Evergrande for doctoring car licence plates

GUANGHZOU EVERGRANDE have sacked winger Yu Hanchao after he was caught doctoring his car licence plates.


Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

The 33-year-old is thought to have altered the registration on his Mercedes 4x4 to dodge local driving restrictions.

CAUGHT RED HAN-DED Chinese international Yu Hanchao sacked by Guangzhou Evergrande for doctoring car licence plates
Footage purportedly showed Yu altering his licence plate

And Chinese Super League team Guangzhou, coached by Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro, took swift action and terminated Hanchao's contract.

On Tuesday, a club statement read: "The player Yu Hanchao severely violated the disciplinary provisions of the club, and therefore was dismissed."

Any member of staff found guilty of a criminal offence is immediately sacked, as per club guidelines.

Hanchao, who has 59 caps and nine goals for the Chinese national team, appeared to be changing an E to an F on his car licence plate in footage that has emerged online.

Along with a fine worth £560, the footballer is reportedly facing a 15-day jail sentence for his misdemeanour.

Guangzhou have confirmed that Hanchao has been released from custody having been taken in over the matter, which is also worth 12 points on his driving licence.

Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Yu Hanchao, also a national team player, was sacked by the Chinese Super League champion after he was caught fabricating his own car plate. He will also face a 15-day detention and a fine of 5,000 yuan (US$708.73). pic.twitter.com/a6HXlVBNkF

— SHINE (@shanghaidaily) April 14, 2020

The southern Chinese city is said to only permit non-local vehicles access to roads for four days in a row, after which the vehicle must not be driven for another four days.

Yu's vehicle is reportedly registered over 1,600 miles away in his hometown of Liaoning, on the opposite side of the country near the border with North Korea.

But now the wide midfielder will have to find a new club having left defending Super League champions Evergrande, a club where he won five league titles.

CAUGHT RED HAN-DED Chinese international Yu Hanchao sacked by Guangzhou Evergrande for doctoring car licence plates
Yu signed for Guangzhou in 2014Credit: AFP or licensors



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