Members of the Manchester United Shanghai fan club react as they watch a telecast of the team on TV. Photo: Reuters Members of the Manchester United Shanghai fan club react as they watch a telecast of the team on TV. Photo: Reuters
Members of the Manchester United Shanghai fan club react as they watch a telecast of the team on TV. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Too old, too lazy and more interested in e-sports – is the Chinese football consumer to blame for the game’s failures?

New study suggests that middle aged, middle class males dominate China’s football fandom but is there hope on the horizon?

Members of the Manchester United Shanghai fan club react as they watch a telecast of the team on TV. Photo: Reuters Members of the Manchester United Shanghai fan club react as they watch a telecast of the team on TV. Photo: Reuters
Members of the Manchester United Shanghai fan club react as they watch a telecast of the team on TV. Photo: Reuters
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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.