The Hawke's Bay United football coach Brett Angell and midfielder Corey Chettleburgh have both been banned for four games for using abusive language in a national league game.
Angell was found guilty of offensive, insulting or abusive language and gestures against a Match Official during their game against Team Wellington last weekend.
Angell has been suspended for four playing days of the Stirling Sports Premiership and fined $1000 for bringing the game into disrepute.
Additionally, Chettleburgh was also found to be guilty of the same offence and he'll also miss four playing days of the Premiership.
Canterbury United midfielder Gary Ogilvie who was shown a red card for violent conduct in 2-2 draw with Auckland City FC on the weekend will serve a suspension of two playing days.
Daniel Farrow, the Head of National Competitions at New Zealand Football, said the Disciplinary Code is very clear on what is deemed acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.
"We want to make sure that the Stirling Sports Premiership maintains high professional standards at all times," said Farrow.
"The referee reports that we have received have shown that the behaviour of Brett and Corey was not acceptable and we have acted accordingly. We want to make it very clear that offensive language towards the Match Officials and showing disregard for the rules on match day will not be tolerated."