Proud to be a Hongkonger. Photo: Dickson Lee Proud to be a Hongkonger. Photo: Dickson Lee
Proud to be a Hongkonger. Photo: Dickson Lee
James Porteous
Opinion

Opinion

James Porteous

Keep politics out of sport? Heaven forbid, as Hong Kong v China showed

Should Hong Kong football fans have imagined that the game against China was just a pleasant kickabout between 22 fit young fellows devoid of any socio-political or historic context?

Proud to be a Hongkonger. Photo: Dickson Lee Proud to be a Hongkonger. Photo: Dickson Lee
Proud to be a Hongkonger. Photo: Dickson Lee
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James Porteous

James Porteous

James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous