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Dong Fangzhuo shows fans the bird, gets suspended

Dong Fangzhuouo, once of Manchester United fame, has been suspended for six matches after flicking off fans during a match in Beijing over the weekend, a match his club, Hunan Billows, drew 2-2 over Beijing Institute of Technology.

Over the years, Dong has had problems with his temper and it creeped up again in the capital. In the match, the referee had booked him for a somewhat soft yellow card, meaning that he’d have to sit out the next match for yellow card accumulation. Already angry, when he was subbed off and had to deal with taunts from the crowd, his anger boiled over and that’s when he gestured toward the fans.

Hunan is going to miss the striker, who has provided three goals during this year’s campaign. The club currently sit in the second promotion spot but have plenty of challengers chasing them. It wasn’t all negativity on the campus of BIT lately, on Tuesday Beijing Guoan fans came out to watch beloved former player Walter Martinez, now of Chongqing FC. The thankful Martinez even laid a kiss on one female fan.

Brandon Chemers aka B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – is a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese blogosphere.

He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Wild East Football and is one of the lonely souls writing about Chinese football in English for the last 10 years.

Chemers’ credentials are second to none – his former blog focused 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 blogosphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers.

For WEF, beyond writing about Guoan, he often focuses on fan culture and the business of Chinese football.

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