Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey looks on before a game between the Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Centre. File photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Sport loses out when politics enters play

  • Comments by Houston Rockets’ general manager in support of Hong Kong protests have cost the team dear among Chinese fans and sponsors

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey looks on before a game between the Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Centre. File photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Chinese Houston Rockets fan Wang Haoda was detained for posting this image on social media. Photo: Weibo

Chinese Houston Rockets fan who taunted police with threat to burn national flag is detained

  • Man who told police to ‘come catch me’ after posing in online image is one of seven people known to have been held for similar offences this month
  • In Hangzhou, a man is detained for urinating on a Chinese flag after tearing it from a pole on his way home from a drinking session
Topic |   China Society

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Chinese Houston Rockets fan Wang Haoda was detained for posting this image on social media. Photo: Weibo
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