South China players celebrate winning the RedMR First Division despite losing the final match of their campaign 4-3 against Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong South China players celebrate winning the RedMR First Division despite losing the final match of their campaign 4-3 against Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong
South China players celebrate winning the RedMR First Division despite losing the final match of their campaign 4-3 against Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong
William Lai
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The Rational Ref by William Lai

Final day scores in Hong Kong league entertaining yet draw suspicion

The last round of games in the local division saw plenty of thrills and spills, but with them was more than a hint of foul play

South China players celebrate winning the RedMR First Division despite losing the final match of their campaign 4-3 against Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong South China players celebrate winning the RedMR First Division despite losing the final match of their campaign 4-3 against Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong
South China players celebrate winning the RedMR First Division despite losing the final match of their campaign 4-3 against Sun Hei at Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Edward Wong
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William Lai

William Lai

William Lai is a qualified soccer referee, instructor and assessor, and has also officiated in England and Australia. As an educator, scientist and social scientist, he is also interested in human behaviour which is why his column offers an alternative and rational commentary of what happens on and off the pitch.