During last tour of Armenia championship Erik was sent off. After that he showed his middle finger to Ararat fans, with the score being 1-3 (Pyunik lost the game 2-4).
That gesture by Erik, who is Pyunik half-back, cost the club AMD 600,000 (about $1,260). The Disciplinary Committee of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) disqualified Erik Vardanyan for six months. He will have time to analyse his act.
It is high time for Dmitry Sychev to replace the leading player.