Liang Jingkun celebrates during his men’s singles round-of-16 match against Liam Pitchford at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston. Photo: Xinhua
Liang Jingkun celebrates during his men’s singles round-of-16 match against Liam Pitchford at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston. Photo: Xinhua

Table tennis chiefs promise action after spectator chants ‘yellow banana’ during Chinese star Liang Jingkun’s match at World Championships in Houston

  • Chinese state-run media reacts angrily after incident in sixth seed Liang’s victory over Britain’s Liam Pitchford
  • International Table Tennis Federation bosses insist ‘it’s taken very, very, very seriously’

Liang Jingkun celebrates during his men’s singles round-of-16 match against Liam Pitchford at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston. Photo: Xinhua
Liang Jingkun celebrates during his men’s singles round-of-16 match against Liam Pitchford at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in Houston. Photo: Xinhua
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