Is China turning its back on Sun Yang? Photo: AP Is China turning its back on Sun Yang? Photo: AP
Is China turning its back on Sun Yang? Photo: AP
Patrick Blennerhassett
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Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Sun Yang backlash: have China’s online ‘50-cent gang’ trolls turned on former king?

  • Chinese trolls and social media users, who largely supported Sun even after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling in February, now seem to be abandoning him
  • The sudden switch, after the CAS released the full report, begs the question: why now?

Is China turning its back on Sun Yang? Photo: AP Is China turning its back on Sun Yang? Photo: AP
Is China turning its back on Sun Yang? Photo: AP
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.