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Hump Day Humor: Watch the Pint Sized Pitch Invader

When you’re supposed to be the authority on Chinese soccer, it doesn’t feel good to get pipped by the Huffington Post.  I’m sort of the Minister of Propoganda for the site and prefer to focus on the positive sides of the Chinese Super League so the first time I saw the photos on Saturday, I didn’t think much of it, these incidents aren’t that uncommon in China, definitely not worthy of a post.  When I saw video during a Chinese Super League highlights show, it was worth a chuckle watching the little fat kid chase after the referee and fail miserably.

China’s future Jimmy Jump looks to be around 12 and needs to lay off the KFC and McDonald’s if he wants to be more successful.  After failing to get at the referee and not listening to Li Weifeng, he was too slow to avoid the authorities, who violently tackled him.  What’s interesting is after he’s tackled, the players, in particular Da Tou (“Big Head”, Li Weifeng’s nickname), came over to defend the kid and protest the police’s violent tactics.

Fuck, it’s only Wednesday, we’re a long way from Sunday, hope this helps you get through the week.

WEF is greatly honoured to have aboard B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese bloggersphere. Cheng has been the other lonely soul blogging in English about Chinese football over the last few years. With both Cheng and WEF’s editor linking back and forth to each others’ sites on a regular basis, it was probably inevitable that they would eventually join forces to try to illuminate and decipher the curious world of Chinese football, with their combined musings. Cheng’s credentials are second to none – his blog focuses not only on the fortunes of his beloved Beijing Guoan FC, but a multitude of other aspects of Beijing life. He’s deservedly built a reputation in the Chinese bloggersphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers. Cheng very generously decided to climb aboard and give WEF his views on the issue of the Chinese footballing day.

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  1. Yiddo Huayi

    22/06/2011 at 01:05


    And good on the players for making sure the kid wasn’t roughed up too much.

    However if this is the state of China’s youth then it looks like there won’t be any qualifications for the Olympics for a long time to come.

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