Buler Rangers have ripped up the contracts of three of their six players found guilty of fighting in a mass brawl earlier this month. The club have torn up their deal with Hong Kong international defender Chan Wai-ho - even though they are appealing against the severity of the 12-match ban - the harshest of the penalties dished out to 15 players from Rangers and Nancheng punished last Monday for their part in the fighting that forced the abandonment of their match in Dongguan on March 7. As well as the talented 21-year-old defender, Rangers have also fired 25-year-old Lee Sze-ming and Stephane Ambassa, the 21-year old brother of Happy Valley's Cameroonian stalwart Guy. 'Since Chan Wai-ho has admitted what he has done, he has to suffer the consequences,' said Rangers manager Phillip Lee Fai-lap. 'After the verdict of the disciplinary committee these three players took actions that we looked upon as serious misconduct. 'We decided to terminate their contracts. I think they've spoiled the image of our club.' Lee insisted the termination of the three contracts, which were to expire on May 31 anyway, was not for financial reasons. However Rangers have not severed all contact with Chan, who has revealed that the club have offered to find him work while he is prevented from playing football. 'They are just terminating my footballing contract. They have said they will offer me a position in one of the boss' companies for the time being,' he said, adding that unlike teammate Lee, he was not considering leaving professional football. 'It's very likely they'll give me a new contact next season or when the suspension is over. 'Basically the club has done everything they can to protect me. I think it is a fair punishment from the club.' Rangers have made a formal appeal against some of the suspensions handed out by the Hong Kong Football Association, protesting against the bans imposed on three of their six players censured for their part in the fighting. As well as asking the FA to reconsider Chan's 12-match ban, they're asking for the three-match ban given to Hong Kong international defender Man Pei-tak to be rescinded and appealing for a more lenient punishment over the five-match suspension imposed on midfielder Chan Yiu-lun.