Chinese language participant denies hurling racial slur at Demba Ba

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12 Aug 2018, 15:48 IST

Beijing, Aug 12, 2018 (AFP) – A Chinese language footballer has denied utilizing a racial slur in opposition to Sengalese striker Demba Ba throughout a current match, his first response to a race row that has rocked the Chinese language Tremendous League.

Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li was banned for six matches and fined 42,000 yuan ($6,000) final week by the Chinese language Soccer Affiliation following his heated confrontation with Shanghai Shenhua’s Ba throughout a current 1-1 draw.

Numerous Chinese language media reported that Ba — who was visibly indignant — later mentioned that Zhang had hurled racially insulting remarks at him, and Yatai’s coach admitted an unnamed participant had used “insulting language”.

Chinese language soccer authorities mentioned Zhang was being punished as a result of he “interfered with the traditional order of the sport, inflicting chaos and antagonistic social influence”. However the assertion made no reference to race or racial abuse.

Former Chelsea ahead Ba has not commented publicly on the affair however has retweeted anti-racism posts on his Twitter account.

On Saturday, Zhang addressed the allegations for the primary time.

“Slander is spreading and swelling, I might sue you, I’m not a troublemaker,” he wrote on his Weibo account.

“After the incident, every kind of demons and monsters dumped dust on me to model me, however I ignored them, ready for authorities to inform everybody that I am not racist.”

In his message, Zhang mentioned he thanked the CFA for displaying “equity” and admitted to the accusation he interfered with the traditional order of the sport.

“I’m a really unusual individual, with out ambition, I simply wish to play quietly, earn more money and deal with my household,” he mentioned. “I don’t wish to trigger friction

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