Date: Apr 27, 2017
By: Reuters, HONG KONG
Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande face an investigation after the club’s fans
allegedly unfurled a banner in an Asian Champions League match on Tuesday describing Hong Kong’s independence movement as “poison” and carrying the words: “Annihilate British dogs.”
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it was looking into the incident, which occurred in the latter stages of Guangzhou’s 6-0 win over Hong Kong champions Eastern.
“The AFC is waiting for the match commissioner’s report and then the AFC will make a full assessment of the facts,” a spokesperson for the confederation told reporters.
The report was expected to be received by the continental body yesterday, with a decision on any further action due to be taken over the next few days.