Football fans protest at half-time during the Hong Kong v Iran World Cup qualifier at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Felix Wong

Chinese national anthem booed and human chain formed at Hong Kong v Iran World Cup soccer qualifier as protests enter the sporting arena

  • Fans protest before kick-off and again at half-time in first home qualifying match for 2022 World Cup at Hong Kong Stadium
  • National anthem March of the Volunteers has been regularly booed by local fans since World Cup qualifier in 2015
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Football fans protest at half-time during the Hong Kong v Iran World Cup qualifier at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Felix Wong
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.

Chan Kin-wa

Chan Kin-wa

Kin-wa joined the SCMP after working for the Hong Kong Sports Development Board and the government for more than a decade. Previously, he was at the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.

Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.