Fans of ‘China derby’ rivals Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan are among those calling on the Chinese Football Association to drop the new neutral name rule. Photo: Xinhua Fans of ‘China derby’ rivals Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan are among those calling on the Chinese Football Association to drop the new neutral name rule. Photo: Xinhua
Fans of ‘China derby’ rivals Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan are among those calling on the Chinese Football Association to drop the new neutral name rule. Photo: Xinhua

Rival Chinese football fans unite against ‘neutral’ name rule and loss of identity

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Fans of ‘China derby’ rivals Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan are among those calling on the Chinese Football Association to drop the new neutral name rule. Photo: Xinhua Fans of ‘China derby’ rivals Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan are among those calling on the Chinese Football Association to drop the new neutral name rule. Photo: Xinhua
Fans of ‘China derby’ rivals Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan are among those calling on the Chinese Football Association to drop the new neutral name rule. Photo: Xinhua
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