There was a world cup football (soccer) qualifier match between China and Hong Kong in Hong Kong yesterday. The Hong Kongese fans booed the Chinese anthem. It isn’t the first time they’ve done that. Before a game between Qatar and Hong Kong, local fans also booed the Chinese anthem. That behaviour have resulted in a fine on the Hong Kong Football Association before.
However, since this time the Chinese players where there on the field as it happened, it caught a lot more attention. Fans brought in slogans saying Hong Kong isn’t China to the stadium, which enraged Chinese players, prompting them to write profanities on their social media accounts dedicated to the Hong Kongese fans.
Hong Kong and China tied at the end, nil, nil. It pretty much disqualified China from the 2016 World Cup in Russia.