Chinese football team punished over offensive banner unfurled during Hong Kong game

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has ruled that Chinese giant Guangzhou Evergrande violated its nondiscrimination rules after fans displayed a banner which referred to “British dogs”, and hit out at the Hong Kong independence movement. The regional governing body ordered Guangzhou Evergrande to play two future AFC club home matches without spectators. However, the punishment will be suspended for a probationary […]