Saudi FA Ban Al Hilal Coach For 'Unacceptable Behaviour'

It was a controversial weekend in Saudi Arabia…
Romanian coach Cosmin Olaroiu has left Al Hilal after the Saudi FA banned him from coaching in the country ever again.

This all happened just 24 hours after Olaroiu had led to the Riyadh giants to the Crown Prince Cup with a 1-0 win over Al Shabab.

The European, blocked by Al Shabab security from leading his entire team onto the podium, stormed away from the celebrations.

He then removed his outer shirt, one with a picture of the crown prince, and then threw it the grass, in front on the prince’s representative before leaving.

After the incident, the Saudi Football Association issued the following statement. 

“The Saudi Football Federation has decided to suspend Al-Hilal coach Cosmin Olaroiu of Romania and not allow him to coach inside Saudi Arabia in the future due to his unacceptable behavior after the final of the Crown Prince Cup.”

Olaroiu was apologetic but it all seems to be too late.

“I am really sorry, I did not mean it and I did not know that there was a picture of Crown Prince printed on the shirt as I was very tired and nervous.

“If I have a word to say I would like to express my deep warm feelings to Saudi people and to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz and thank you all.”