Shanghai Shenhua left back Wen Jiabao in action in preseason. Photo: Weibo/Shanghai Shenhua Shanghai Shenhua left back Wen Jiabao in action in preseason. Photo: Weibo/Shanghai Shenhua
Shanghai Shenhua left back Wen Jiabao in action in preseason. Photo: Weibo/Shanghai Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua’s Wen Jiabao – the left back whose name China’s football fans dare not speak

  • Shanghai Shenhua signing Wen Jiabao’s name shares the same characters as China’s sixth premier forcing fans to be creative
  • Censorship on Chinese social media is widespread and well documented with Winnie the Pooh and Peppa Pig banned in recent years

Topic |   Chinese Super League
Shanghai Shenhua left back Wen Jiabao in action in preseason. Photo: Weibo/Shanghai Shenhua Shanghai Shenhua left back Wen Jiabao in action in preseason. Photo: Weibo/Shanghai Shenhua
Shanghai Shenhua left back Wen Jiabao in action in preseason. Photo: Weibo/Shanghai Shenhua
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