Shanghai Shenhua’s Qin Sheng (26) has been severely punished for causing a perceived loss of face for his club after his stamp on Axel Witsel. Photo: AFP
Simon Chadwick
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Chadwick

Scoring goals and saving face: why world football needs to get to grips with China’s culture

Saving face is an important aspect of China’s culture which applies both on-field and off. With increasing Chinese ownership of clubs worldwide, it’s a concept football fans need to understand

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Shanghai Shenhua’s Qin Sheng (26) has been severely punished for causing a perceived loss of face for his club after his stamp on Axel Witsel. Photo: AFP
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